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May 21, 2006 - Matsumoto, Kiso Fukushima and a journey back in time

Nakasendo means Central Highway and was the mountain access road between Kyoto and Tokyo during the samurai times in Japan. As a major fan of Shogun (the book, not the political framework), Aron reallllly wanted to get a feel for the ancient way of life in Japan and a recent NYT article confirmed that Nakasendo is the place to go. For those of you who haven't read Shogun (or seet it - the 11 hour 1980 miniseries is highly recommended), it was required for samurai and lords of various regions in Japan to visit the Shogun twice a year in...

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