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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  • This is a quite easy day-walk, among trees and small villages. We even saw monkeys on the way. It is not a circular one, so You need to leave your car at the end- point (Tsumago in my case), take the ...  more »
  • This is where town revival revived in modern times. Important traditional building group preservation area for the first time recognized as a town only repair and maintenance, and in very good condition, can ask the effort along the way. I think as the streets of Japan, with very large, well-preserved place. Unlike Narai-Juku, the increasingly touristy tsumago-Juku, but during the off season was sparse, could see the streets leisurely. Next time Magome-Juku-tsumago-Juku to walk and think.
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  • The Nakasendo trail is a pleasant and relatively easy walk, but you want to be reasonably fit. Tea houses along the way serving free tea are a nice touch and break. You get a sense of the history of t...  more »
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