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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Adorable preserved town with lots of photo opportunities and goodies

We got a 3-day self-guided tour of the Nakasendo trail from Oku Japan that took us from Magome to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fun day trip from Nagoya

If you are looking for a one day trip from Nagoya this place is a nice place to visit. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deity l
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“kiso valley” (9 reviews)
“old town” (8 reviews)
Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We got a 3-day self-guided tour of the Nakasendo trail from Oku Japan that took us from Magome to Tsumago. It was so delightful and the towns were so beautiful! It was like stepping back in time. Worth a day trip if you can't commit...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a one day trip from Nagoya this place is a nice place to visit. Make sure you are ready to do some food trip and are able to walk / hike up the hill. You should also visit each shops...More

Thank deity l
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Magome-juku (馬籠宿 Magome-juku) was the forty-third of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō, an ancient road that connected Kyoto and Edo during the Edo period. It was also the last of eleven stations along the Kisoji, which was the precursor to a part of the...More

Thank tettut
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Lovely scenic town to explore before starting the Nakasendo way walk. If I do this walk again I would stay in accomodation in this town overnight.

Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Magome was one of my 'destination' towns on my walk of a section of the Nakasendo Way. The first thing that struck me on walking into the town, was that it was built on the side of a rather steep hill. I don't know why,...More

2  Thank JeffJaneMia
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great times to be had walking from here to Tsumago. Send your bags via the post office and walk, unburdened, to the next village. So pretty!

Thank Lizi7696
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Ready to get to by bus and a good walk up the hill between Edo period housing but it's turning into tourist central and the wifi and coffee signs and the giant plastic ice cream detract from the feel of the place.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for an hour to sightsee there is a beautiful old street with old Japanese buildings dating back centuries. Many are now gift shops, cafe or restaurant. There is a tourist information half way up where we discovered we are able to hike...More

Thank Angie_travel888
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is small but a very well preserved (or restored, it was once burnt down) old town. Without going into museums and taking photos, 2 hours is good enough. However we did spend half day there for museums and shops, buildings there preserve the Edo-jidai...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Near the watermill you can find the best barista in the neighborhood. Go and try one of their coffees.

Thank alain s
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18 March 2017|
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Response from kristyjrussell | Reviewed this property |
We only spent a day walking the path from one town to another but wished we had at least had one overnight stay. If it were us ( a family with teenage kids) we wouldnt have arranged this through a tour company, but it just... More
13 December 2015|
Response from neliCZka | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you want to explore this town without taking photos without crowds, then half day is more than enough. And if you do not count also hike to Tsumago. If you want to explore Magome and also Tsumago, then whole day is... More