The Agematsu Stage: Agematsu Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture
*** 281km from Nihonbashi, Tokyo / 251km to Sanjo Ohashi in Kyoto ***
The Suhara Stage: Okuwa Town, Kiso County, Nagano Prefecture
From a side-road at Ontake Shrine, a small path continues along a high elevation with the Kiso River down on the right. From the ichirizuka mile stone at Mizukake Kannon temple, the path continues along the Kiso River. At the Kiso Bridge, the road enters Agematsu, a post town that thrived in olden times as a collection and distribution point for Kiso cypress trees. It contains numerous famous and historical sites. But even here, the old Nakasendo Highway is still difficult to follow, and we need perseverance and determination to continue without losing our way.