Tsumagojuku, Nagiso-machi

Explore a town straight out of the distant past at Tsumagojuku, a restored and protected Edo-period settlement. Number 49 of the 69 post towns on the Nakasendo (an Edo-era trade road), the village fell into obscurity with the arrival of a new railroad at the turn of the 20th century. However, diligent locals gradually reestablished it as a functioning town, and today you can walk the old streets experiencing the historical atmosphere. Wander around the village to explore gift shops, restaurants, and a modest but informative museum. Bring your camera to make the most of the various photo opportunities among the buildings. To visit Tsumagojuku and other attractions in Nagiso-machi, use our Nagiso-machi sightseeing planning site .
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  • Went in a group. Magome also went here knowing that looks good in both. Over half is full of foreigners, local buses are filled. It seems no English Guide, everyone on the net and more. Those unfamiliar book volunteers of 1,500 yen per hour. There is no doubt in that study had visited many times. Japanese enough at one time!
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  • This was one of the highlights of our trip. We drank tea at a tea house (pub) and ate the most delicious beef skewers at a street stall along the main strip.  more »
  • Tsumago-Juku flourished as a post town in Nakasendo 42 second. I think it take a fancy to the good old days while traveling around historic monuments and Museum. Sweet chestnut and sweet, & crafts to souvenirs please. Around is around 2 hours. I think is about 400-500 meters away. Parking is recommended no. 1 or no. 2. Travelers from Europe are also popular.
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  • Tiny town that full of historical value. Beautiful and natural place. Walking for two hours from Magome to Tsumago gives me an unforgetteble experience.
  • Not particularly impressive as you could find something better at Takayama. It worth a 1 -hr visit. It's very quiet during weekdays and not much guesthouse operating.
  • Beautiful rural Japan. Lots of good walking and hiking trails. It gives you a good idea of life in rural Japan was like.
  • Amazing place! We have had the place for ourself!
  • Well preserved post town on the Nakasendo. Does feel very tourist oriented, and the local history museums are more expensive than some of the other post towns (many are free or only a couple of hundred yen). Definitely worth a visit. The hike between Tsumago and Magome is easy and worth doing also. If you do, make the detour to the Male Waterfall and Female Waterfall (only an extra 5-10min).
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