Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago), Nagiso-machi
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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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  • Much has already been written about the beauty of the Magome - Tsumago trail. But to walk it in late Autumn is a special experience. The sea of green, yellow, orange and red leaves bathed by the brigh...  more »
  • We depart from the beautiful Tsumago where you can visit with one ticket two well preserved honjin (the inns for travelers in the Edo period) and an interesting Museum. For those with a heavy backpack like us, advice on luggage service to Magome, practical and fast, at the information desk. The trail is scenic and not too challenging, with short sections on asphalt road. Bring lots of water with it, however: in summer the heat is terrible! In the worst case there are along the route, the omnipresent beverage vending machines, to make supplies and public baths were well kept. Magome to Tsumago looks more contrived but some lovely shops.
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  • 3-4 to meet a direction of Tsumago to Magome, easy hike, but with many opportunities, Japanese land to hours. It passes etc through rice fields, farmhouses, is greeted wherever friendly.
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