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Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago)

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Address: Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
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This historic footpath through the Kiso Valley connects the villages of...

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.

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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport
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Great day's walk

Fascinating glimpse into two beautifully preserved Japanese villages - Tsumago and Magome. Easier to get there than you might think - despite a couple of train changes and a bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had one day to walk this trail, and it was raining cats and dogs. Armed with two big umbrellas, we braver the trail from Magome to Tsumago, because many people here said was more downhill that way. I'd say it doesn't really matter very much. Both directions had some uphill parts. In fact, the first two kilometer from... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Fascinating glimpse into two beautifully preserved Japanese villages - Tsumago and Magome. Easier to get there than you might think - despite a couple of train changes and a bus from Tokyo, it was still well worth it. Interesting terrain in a beautiful valley .

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Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Let me try to cover what I don't see others have. It was a comfortable walk from Magome to Tsumago, about 3 hours (30-45 mins uphill, and I'm not particularly fit, and nursing a blister), though trails, rock paths and tar roads (yes, tar roads, some parts of the trail were cut through by proper roads for car and trucks... 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 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We did this walk as a day trip from Nagoya, and I was initially a bit worried about the transportation arrangements. But it turned out to be a really easy day trip. From Nagoya, we took a Ltd Exp Shinano to Nakatsugawa Station (50 minutes), and from there the bus to Magome (about 25 minutes). The bus leaves from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Fusao Ariga, Japan Travelouge.com created a wonderful experience for my wife and myself. Starting in Tokyo, we visited the Edo Museum for an introduction to the history of Japan. This provided a clear understanding of what we were to encounter ourselves. The postowns, ancient inns with wonderful innkeepers, yummy restaurants, and incredible scenery are all five stars. Kyoto is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have walked this several times and it always brings pleasure throughout the year, no matter what weather or season. It is not too far and reasonably fit people should manage it with ease. The track is mostly in good condition and well sign posted.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We took the hike from Magome to Tsumago. I am very glad we did it in this direction because its mostly downhill, and would have been quite exhausting if we did it from Tsumago to Magome. We stopped at the tourist office in Magome and used their portage service which I was so grateful for as our luggage was very... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit.... This road was used as a connecting road between Kyoto and Tokyo during Edo period...

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Did Nakasendo trail from Magome to Tsumago and loved it. Good combination of nature and history. It's well maintained route and not difficult at all.

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