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Great Old Town

Lovely old town with Beautiful Mountains surrounding, great experience to see how the Japanese... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anniewhatto
,
Umina Beach, Australia
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My absolute favourite of the post towns in the Kiso Valley

My absolute favourite of the post towns in the Kiso Valley. It feels less prettified, much less... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
venividivice
,
Ko Samui, Thailand
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Narai, Shiojiri 399-6303, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old town with Beautiful Mountains surrounding, great experience to see how the Japanese lived many years ago, the architecture is amazing, a lovely peaceful place to walk through away from the hustle & bustle, but a traditional bun from one of the little eateries,...More

Thank Anniewhatto
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

My absolute favourite of the post towns in the Kiso Valley. It feels less prettified, much less commercial, and gives me a better sense of how these historic towns would have looked in the Edo period. Also, less crowded with tourists I imagine (it was...More

Thank venividivice
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

These accommodations were built in 17th century. There were 69 stations built and Narai-juku is onenof them. A step back into history where these stations accommodated those travelling on foot across the country. Very touristy area and many of the buildings are home to shops.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Travel from Nagano to Shiojiri & change train to Narai. Connecting train is not frequent so need to plan your time well both getting there & leaving the place. Narai station is quiet small station, no locker, glad we could leave our luggage with tourist...More

Thank cooblue
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We drove to Naraijuku on a wet day after previously visiting Tsumago and Magome. It’s not a lot different to the other old postal towns except that there are cars here driving through the street, thereby losing some of its authenticity. There is a temple...More

2  Thank YappsHK
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This town is beautiful. It is less touristy and so friendly. Narai has great shopping for lacquer ware and craft as well as delicious eateries. Walking the Tori pass from Narai was also a highlight.

Thank Karenag42
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

this is an old post town and there are a lot of nice shops where you can get handcraft items and souvenirs. Worth a visit. If you come by car : parking is very difficult to find. The main street is for pedestrians only and...More

1  Thank StefanS71
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night at Echigoya Ryokan and enjoyed the quietness of the old town. It is one street of quaint old buildings of shops (mainly cottage industry) that can be covered in half a day. Well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank TravellerfromSIN
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

It took us about 1.5 hours to reach Narai from Nagoya on our rented car. Quite easy to access with our phone's google maps aps. The drive took us through beautiful valleys and on the way we could see the Japan Alps..We were there during...More

Thank Foong_13
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful town with old Japanese style buildings. Lots of cafes, souvenir shops (quite classy though, not tacky at all) and places to stay. I really enjoyed staying here for the night before starting my nakasendo trail walk the next day. The Main Street is about...More

Thank emma C
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Chanelle1024
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Response from Anniewhatto | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am not sure however you may find one on the internet or contact a Hotel via e mail and ask them, good luck.
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mochi808
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Response from Tony P | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch in a small restaurant between Magome and Tsumago. It was pretty good actually, with noodles and rice dishes. The restaurant offered horse meat, served like a tataki. But you could also take snacks along the 3... More
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