The Shiojiri Stage: Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture
*** 219km from Nihonbashi, Tokyo / 313km to Sanjo Ohashi in Kyoto ***
The Seba Stage: Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture
From Suwa, we cross the Shiojiri Pass by national highway on our way to Eifukuji Temple. Then, beyond the marker for Shiojiri and the site of the old official inn, the giant cedars of Arei Shrine appear. Close nearby is the “Horiuchi House”, known for the unique shape of its roof.
From Shiojiri, we continue to the Daimon Shrine, passing the Matsumoto Road on our right. According to the literature, the shrine is named after the village of Daimon. Just as we pass the Ichirizuka milepost, rows of mountains appear ahead of us. We leave Ichirizuka behind us, and look ahead to Shiojiri.