The Nakasendo (meaning “Central Mountain Route”) is an old walking trail that connects Tokyo and Kyoto, weaving through the mountains of central Japan. It was established in the Edo period in feudal Japan, in the time of the Shoguns, and provided a good way for travellers and merchants to walk between the two cities. The trek usually takes several days and travellers can rest overnight at local inns in the various villages along the trail.
The Nakasendo Trail the unique opportunity to experience the magical landscape of Japan, to explore its charming, well-preserved traditional villages and to get a glimpse into the beautiful Japanese culture, by walking from Tokyo to Kyoto just like the Japanese travellers of old.
Check out these places as you make your way along Nakasendo Trail Virtual Challenge!
Receive custom virtual postcards when you reach certain milestones.
Each postcard contains interesting information about the location and a funny message written by your virtual avatar.
You can track all your miles (kms) directly into our mobile apps (iOS and Android).
You can enter an activity into our app either by manually entering its distance or by syncing your activities from your favorite fitness tracker or smartwatch.
Celebrate your achievement with a unique Nakasendo Trail Virtual Challenge finisher's medal. The medal gets mailed to you once you complete the challenge.
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Login on the web or through our 4+ star rated iPhone or Android mobile apps.
Get a group of friends or workmates together and share the load or take on the challenge by yourself.
Pick your start date and chose how many weeks you want to set as your goal to complete the challenge depending on your exercise type, fitness level and how many other people there are in your team (if any).
Any distance based activity can count towards reaching the finish line. Do cartwheels if that’s your thing.