Yogawa-michi Walking Trail(与川道を行く)

Introduction of pretty popular walking trail called “Yogawa Michi.” Within Kisoji, most part of Nakasendo trail basically follow the national highway Route 19, whereas Yogawa-michi is going through rather mountain area passing the Nenoue-toge pass, because it was originally designed as bypass when Kiso River overflowed.

 中山道の木曽路十一宿の中でも、ウォーキングの好きな外国人の間で特に注目度が上がっているのが「与川道(よがわみち)」だ。元々は、木曽川の洪水や土砂崩れなとで中山道が通行できないときの迂回路として設けられたもの。三留野宿と野尻宿の間は、山深い木曽路の中でも、木曽川の縁を通る非常に厳しい区間だった。

Momosuke-bashi Bridge. Said to be the longest suspended bridge made of wood in Japan. Named after Momosuke Fukuzawa who dedicated his life for the development of Hydroric power generation in Meiji era of Japan.
桃介橋は、明治時代に日本の水力発電に尽力した福沢桃介を記念して作られた日本で最も長い木造吊り橋の一つ。

 Going through farming area.
 与川道は、こんな畑の中の道を通る。

 Ruin of old railroad bridge for lumber carry train.
 古い森林鉄道の橋脚が山中に残っている。

 Ready to harvest!

 Ideally, harvested rice ear must be dried by natural sunlight as shown in this photo. Natural drying is necessary process to produce tasty rice.
 稲刈りが済んだ田んぼ。こうして天日干しした米を「はぜ掛け米」と呼ぶ。機械乾燥した米に比べて香りも味もワンランク上になる。

 Yogawamichi trail passing through hamlet in the mountain.

 Yogawa-michi is full of varied scenery.

 Amidado Temple. Nice spot to have lunch.

 The name plate of Amidado.

 Signpost of stone buddhist Image. Sitting this place for over 260 years.

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