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Yamanobe no michi – Japan’s oldest road

Yamanobe no michi – Japan’s oldest road

The Yamanobe no michi (山辺の道) is a beautiful walk through Japanese countryside along Japan’s oldest road. The trail was originally part of the Shinkaido trail all the way from Hasedera to Edo (modern day Tokyo) and it is the first road mentioned in Japanese historic records. The pathway is now mostly a dirt track that hugs the base of the mountains along the Eastern side of Nara Prefecture. It is a pretty easy trail to follow, and there are plenty of…

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