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Address: Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 573-69-2336

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Lovely village with nice shop

This is the walking street of old town that have many lovely shops. The atmosphere is nice and the view is spectacular.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the walking street of old town that have many lovely shops. The atmosphere is nice and the view is spectacular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and unspoilt Japanese town set in the hills over looking the mountains. Stunning views can be had from the observation point. You can walk the ancient streets passing the well preserved old buildings. Nice little shops to look around but not much variety. Which is fine because it keeps the area from being wrecked. Not great to get to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We (my husband and I) feel that it is over-rated and not worth a special trip to Japan. However, if you plan to be in the area, then it is worth a visit. We hiked from Magome to Tsumago in late December. The weather was cold but above freezing. Fortunately, it was sunny. The advantage of visiting in winter was... More 

Thank JCheng
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

this is the starting point for the trail and you can even get maps of the route here. Lovely town. Best on a weekday when there aren't as many tourists just doing the day walk.

Thank Tassiefoodies
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130 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is along part of the ancient road running between Edo and Kyoto, with the small village still maintaining a traditional atmosphere, with the houses and cobblestone street giving a nice feeling for us. Since on the day it was quiet without much tourist, we have the luxury of strolling causally in a good weather, totally able to immerse ourselves... More 

Thank Peter C
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

A small town or a small lane of post town buildings that has its unique flavour. Would recommend road trip pass by rather than a train ride here unless your staying nearby for the night then you can enjoy the hike around this area. Some might differ what i feel but its really small as compare to bigger post towns... More 

Thank Jervis_shen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

If you have limited time and want to have a quick idea of what a historical post town in Edo Japan would have looked like, then Magome would probably fit the bill. It is undoubtedly a beautiful historical town and has convenient access. Sadly it has become a victim of its own success - full of foreign and local tourists,... More 

Thank DavidSKFong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The conservation of the traditional architecture, window shades, and roadside water systems give visitors who take the time a lot to look at. The wildflowers and little garden plantings along the street are very interesting for those who like gardens! The main street up the hill is full of small shops with some interesting handicrafts and local foods (but nothing... More 

Thank IowaSusan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Somewhat easy to get to.... train to Nakatsugawa Station then local bus to Magome. Beautifully preserved "post station" with cobbled main street lined by mountain streams. Many different food outlets, one supermarket, many interesting trinket stores. Many guest houses - but not easy to find/book via internet. (Try searching Magomechaya on tripadvisor.)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We joined the tour and the bus dropped us off at the top of the mountain It was a very leisure downhill walk There are beautiful front yards with green trees,plants,and rock formation This is intermingled with history,handicrafts,tea houses,museums At the bottom of the hill is the traffic lights which marks some restaurants and noodle houses Tips watch out for... More 

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