Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku
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This historic footpath through the Kiso Valley connects the villages of Tsumago and Magome. The partially paved trail is approximately 8 kilometers in length and passes by several historic and natural wonders.
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A Dale
Susono, Japan161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Part of the Nakasendo route from Edo/Tokyo to Kyoto in 1603-1867.

We parked our car in one of the designated lots for 500 yen. The village was located across the street. Very well preserved village with tall dark wood buildings. Some souvenir shops, eateries & boutiques scattered in historic buildings.
Written 17 May 2023
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stenic462
Richmond, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Ever since watching the seven samurai with my dad in the sixties have been fascinated by old edo japan. This for me was an indulgent escape to visit part of the trail used by feudal warlords to pay homage to shogun in Edo(Tokyo) these two post towns and the connecting trail take you back to that time. Bucket list item for me.
Written 6 December 2019
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Michele D
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day walk through the Kiso valley on the Nakasendo trail. Mac's Adventures( in partnership with Oku) was the company we used and everything - accommodation, food, walking notes and country and village scenery - was above expectation.Would recommend this walk to those who like to walk on trails that are not busy ( only the first day to Tsumago had quite a few walkers) and have an interest in Japanese culture.
Written 7 November 2019
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Phil R
Street, UK381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
The nakasendo trail is an old postal route between Tokyo and Kyoto.
The route travels through some beautiful rural villages and stunning countryside.
We used Oku Japan, who booked our accommodation in traditional Ryokans and provided detailed maps and directions. Some of the walking is pretty extreme and only suitable for seasoned and very fit walkers. However, each day there are shorter routes for those of a certain age. We found that 1 to 2 miles was plenty as 2 of our group were in their seventies.
Highly recommended
Written 3 November 2019
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Aukje G
Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We started our walk at the Magome Chaya guesthouse.The weather was clear and temperature very nice
.it took us until 3 pm before we reached Tsumago .Halfway there is a beautiful tea house where we had a break for (free) tea. Joanne Lumley was here too.
There is a possibility to encounter brown bears, there are bells along the route, you are advised to ring them when passing by.
The first part of the trip is uphill, and after there is a slow descent to Tsumago.W stopped there and went back to Magome by bus.A wonderful day.
Written 19 October 2019
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christopher G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
My wife and I are 70, and in good shape. The Nakasendo involves some pretty steep and long assents. — nothing technical, but cardiovascularly and orthopedically fairly challenging. That said the scenery is absolutely enchanting and it’s another world. We are so glad we did it. The post towns were fascinating and the ryokans and onsens are a window into ancient Japan.
Written 10 October 2019
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Stephen H
Doncaster, UK392 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Whilst your climbing a reasonable amount the path is clear and well maintained. Mainly going through woodland en route to Magome no great views but a decent stroll
Written 7 October 2019
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Wout V
Scherpenheuvel, Belgium154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
It started with a steep climb (climbing further for about 2 kilometers) and than descending to the next village. It was a nice walk. Although, I would have enjoyed it even more if I could do the same walk outside the summer period as it was too hot (more than 35 degrees Celsius).
Written 26 August 2019
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I_over_P
Munich, Germany142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
We hiked from Magome to Tsumago in early August and the temperatures were insanely high and it was very humid. The trail is really beautiful and much more scenic than what we had expected. Make sure you stop at the free teahouse on the way, this was really a highlight. We are used to walking and hiking a lot, so we were somehow surprised that the hike dragged on for longer than expected. It is an easy hike, but quite long and it goes uphill for half of the time.
Written 22 August 2019
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Gem
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We did the trail early getting a bus from Tsumago. It was beautiful and relatively quiet. Roughly just under 8km, it took us 2.5 hrs with a stop at a lovely place offering us free tea at the half way point (you can’t miss it!)

Hard work as it was almost 40c....but lots
of shade through the trees.
Written 9 August 2019
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