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Nakasendo Walking Trail

Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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Intention To Walk....but it rained.

So drove instead. Picked up a walking route map from the Info Centre which has all the sights... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RocheMaree
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Hawera, New Zealand
via mobile
Traditional Japanese experience on Nakasendo Walk

We chose to do the 11 day Walk with Walk Japan, staying in Ryokans, the traditional Japanese inns... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret W
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Mexico City, Mexico
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This historic footpath through the Kiso Valley connects the villages of Tsumago and Magome. The partially paved trail is approximately 8 kilometers in length and passes by several historic and natural wonders.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So drove instead. Picked up a walking route map from the Info Centre which has all the sights listed on it and you can access them from the road. Stone markers on the roadside alert you there is something to be seen. There are even...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to do the 11 day Walk with Walk Japan, staying in Ryokans, the traditional Japanese inns. This is for people who enjoy walking and are capable of walking up to 24km/day with some rocky paths and 200-300 metre climbs and descents. We had...More

1  Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful day walking between Tsumago and Magome, with very few people on the track. It was grey and a bit drizzly, but the landscape was gorgeous. We walked with two children (6, 9) and a grandparent in late 70s. He found it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An experience not to be missed. Stay overnight in Magome or Tsumago then take the walk the next day. You get your bags sent ahead to collect at the other end for 500Yen a piece. It's a fantastic walk and around the 1/2 way mark...More

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

After walking from Magome to Tsumago on a beautiful day I still feel little impressed by this track. Only a part of it leads through prestine forest yet it frequently follows the main road and is marked by extensive concrete structures that secure the hillsides....More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful spring trek in late March. Weather was perfect and the scenery and people were awesome.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

New way of enjoying the great outdoors. Our group of 8 made up of friends; some who have never met each other before. At the end of the 4 days we share an unforgettable experience. What an adventure Definitely must-do!

Thank jlamsl
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The postal towns of Magome and Tsumago are very pretty. This is a good day trip from Nagoya. Take the 9 or 10 am train to Nakatsugawa, then jump on the local bus to Magome. This will make many stops but it takes about 1/2...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Magome Chaya Ryokan the night before we did this walk.Unfortunately it was misty rain and foggy when we set out.However we enjoyed the walk which we did in 2hour 30minutes.We are senior citizens and carried backpacks and found it no problem at...More

Thank clive w
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Our family of 6 took a guided walking tour (from Ena to Narai) through some of the best preserved & interesting parts of the Nakasendo. The trail took us through the scenic Japanese country side: quaint villages, well-preserved ancient post-towns (lined with lovely ancient buildings),...More

6  Thank LLTan
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rsartist2015
16 May 2018|
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Response from Jack D | Reviewed this property |
And don’t forget to have cash to pay fare. It’ll be easy. Good luck.
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pandy2026
27 April 2018|
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Response from clive w | Reviewed this property |
Yes ,you can do it in four hours easily.There are buses back to Magome.About every hour ,I think,but you can easily find the bus timetable on line.We enjoyed our stay in the area
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