Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago), Nagiso-machi

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Hiking Trail
A moderate 7.8 km (4.7 mi) hike between two scenic traditional villages and forests, Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago) offers a combination of historic Japan and alpine nature. Enjoy charming villages with authentic wooden architecture on this well-maintained trail through the Japanese Alps, marked in English and Japanese. Part of an ancient, 1,200-year-old road, the hike between two old postal villages leads through maples, cypresses, wisteria, and bamboo, with toilet facilities along the way. Don’t forget to ring a bell to scare off black bears before you hike. Arrange your visit to Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nagiso-machi using our Nagiso-machi family vacation planner.
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  • We did the Magome to Tsumago route in the rain but it was still wonderful! Soon after setting off we saw some monkeys in the trees and even one on the road! Further on we came across the first bell to...  more »
  • Remains of the Edo era buildings still remain, from the Kenzan district shot period of time slip in to the fun. Mitarashi dango is oyaki with red bean paste into Walnut miso rice cake to family members in and out of visibility was not good, but good.
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  • We had a Ryokan in Tsumago and from there you can take a walk by 7.7 km to the village of Magome. By Magome to Tsumago walk which is better because then you run mountain, the buses drive from one place to another every two hours and cost 600 yen p.p. Magome and Tsumago are very cute villages. We only had about 6 anyway.
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