See, Hear, Feel & Eat on the
Nakasendo and Hokkoku Kaido Roads,
Go Back in Time to The Scenery of Old Japan
*The Hokkoku Highway was a road of historical significance because it was used by the Samurai Maeda Clan for Sankin Kotai (alternate attendance), and was an important route for transporting gold produced in Sado to Edo.
What is the Shinano Railway Cycle Train?
Depart from Karuizawa and explore the history and cuisine of the old roads of Nakasendo and Hokkoku Kaido by bicycle, guided tour, heading towards Hokkoku Kaido's "Umino-shuku" (Important Traditional Building Preservation District).
Depart from Shinano Railway Tanaka Station and easily travel by train to Karuizawa Station! This is a tour where you can enjoy the cycle train.
Let's enjoy cycle tour along the old roads while learning about Japanese history and savoring Nagano's gourmet
Guiding you through historical spots while cycling along the Japan's Old Roads.
Lunch with Shinshu Soba included. You can also enjoy gourmet along the roadside.
You can easily return by loading your bicycle onto the train.Let`s enjoy Cycle Train Tour!
What is Nakasendo?
"Nakasendo" is one of the five major old roads established during the Edo period in Japan. It connects Edo (modern-day Tokyo) at Nihonbashi with Kyoto at Sanjo Ohashi, passing through inland routes.
What is Hokkoku Kaido?
"Hokkoku Kaido" is a branch road that diverges from Nakasendo and leads to Zenkoji Temple, serving as a path of pilgrimage. It is also considered an important old roads, known as the "Golden Road," connecting Sado and Echigo to Edo, following Nakasendo as one of the key routes.