Long, endless stretches of deserted wooden houses time travelled us back to the old Edo period. Alone, we had the entire ghost town to ourselves.. We went back to the Nakasendo way, this time to the northern part, Narai juku.

Qiqi started the day meeting the JR mascot at the Matsumoto train station while waiting for the train to Narai.

Upon reaching Narai, she showed off a traditional Japanese toy mum bought for her.

And left her footprints in the backyard, on yesterday snow.

Then she reminded me not to ring the bell as it would be too loud for her.

And provided guiding instruction to me.

To the wooden bridge, Kiso Ohashi, made from cypress tree wood.

And to her ultimate objective, a children swing, at a playground in Narai juku.

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