This webinar, delivered in partnership with Walk Japan, explores the Kiso Road of the Nakasendo Way. The Kiso Road is a route along an ancient highway, one of the best sections of the Nakasendo, stretching from Kyoto to Tokyo. The Nakasendo dates back to the 7th century and it found its importance in the Edo Period (1603~1868). This particular part of the Nakasendo has long-ignored sections that still retain the feel of the historical road and offer beautiful insights into Japan.
This webinar will introduce the Kiso Road walking tour, including the route, its history and and a Ukiyoe series of The Kiso Road. The session will explore many of the sights, inns and natural beauty along the road, as well as the best seasons to visit and seasonal highlights.
Walk Japan, a pioneer of off--the-beaten -track walking tours in Japan, has been introducing Nakasendo Way tours since 1992. TUJ Continuing Education partners with walk Japan to offer the course: Leading Exceptional Tours In Japan.
Born in Chiba, Ayuki was brought up in Osaka, and attended college in Tokyo. While studying, she travelled extensively through Europe. After graduating, she began her career at Sony until moving to a British airline as a cabin crew member. For both work and pleasure, Ayuki has travelled to more than 50 countries as well as Antarctica. She found Uzbekistan, Romania and Pakistan very enjoyable destinations, not least because Japanese people seemed to be a great curiosity for the locals. An avid hiker, Ayuki has undertaken some tough trails including Tour du Mont Blanc in the French/Swiss Alps and Milford Track in New Zealand. She has also climbed many other mountains in the French and Swiss Alps, and throughout the Japanese archipelago. For more leisurely forays she enjoys strolling around Tokyo and exploring its myriad neighborhoods. Ayuki has lead tours for Walk Japan since 2015, and is a licensed National Guide and holds Sommelier and a Sake Diploma.