The Nakasendo road connected Kyoto with Edo in olden days. Magome-juku, the 43rd of 69 stations along the road, was one of the towns where travelers could rest up and refresh themselves and stay overnight if necessary. We were able to walk a short part of that trail. Old buildings are maintained in their original form. Many are now souvenir or food/snack shops. One shop sells handmade cedar objects and seemed to attract a lot of people in our group.