Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku, 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, Tsumagojuku 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. Use our Nagiso-machi trip planner to visit Nakasendo Walking Trail, Tsumagojuku on your trip to Nagiso-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The 11 day Nakasendo walk is very hard going unless you are a seasoned walker. You have to be able to hike for 6 hours with a backpack and only a break for lunch. The group dynamic is that the tour gu...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Walking in the road of Nakasendo is in the middle of nature, a beautiful route a little for everyone, families, alone or in pairs. During the journey you can see beautiful waterfalls! I would recommend taking the path from Magome to Tsumago, many traits are discrete.
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  • September 30, 2017
    This walk is a great way to experience Japanese history and the amazing lush Japanese forests. I have done this walk twice, once in the early autumn and once in the late autumn and definitely preferre...  more »

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