Ena Course Overview

The Ena route is a bypass route that starts in Aichi and that takes you through more of Gifu than the main course does. Taking the Ena route significantly limits the amount of time you spend in Aichi prefecture.  The two courses meet back up in Inuyama city (犬山市). I have not hiked this route, and information about the place listed is severely lacking. Many of the places on this route are old markers of the Nakasendo trail. I hope that when I hike again I will be able to hike this route and provide more information about these places.

The Aichi course breaks off at Kusunoki settlement branch (楠木集落分岐) and continues on to Akechi Station (明智駅) to mark the start of the Ena Route. The Ena Route rejoins the main course at Inuyama Castle (犬山城), before continuing into Gifu prefecture again.

 

 

The website guides serve as an over view of each prefectural course the Ebook goes into much more detail about each section, this is because the prefectural courses offer multiple routes. 

The course overview of each prefecture shows the outline of the course, and some of the major points of interest.  The Tokai trail offers many different routes, and the maps, even those on the trail, do not always show all courses. To address this issues I wrote a free guidebook that covers the complete trail.