15 Truly Astounding Places To Visit In Japan

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Kiso Valley

Take a step back in time in the beautiful Kiso Valley, a place where ancient Japan endures and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the country’s chaotic cities.

The superbly-preserved post towns of Magome, Narai and Tsumago demand a visit, with the stone paths and traditional wooden buildings entrancing those who are fortunate enough to spend a little time in these peaceful parts.

Running alongside the spectacular mountains of Japan’s Central Alps, the Kiso River is a place of immense natural beauty, beckoning those with a penchant for the great outdoors and always a popular spot for hikers. Trek the historic Nakasendo trail or head for the foothills of Mount Ontake and Komagatake, the choice is yours. With all the fresh air and exercise, you’ll be sure to leave Kiso feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and all set to take a trip back to modernity.