Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago), Nagiso-machi
(4.7/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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 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...  more »
  • Nice place to visit.... This road was used as a connecting road between Kyoto and Tokyo during Edo period... 
  • 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.