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“Very enjoyable especially in the fall”

Nakasendo Walking Trail
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US$1,045.00*
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport
Ranked #2 of 46 things to do in Nakatsugawa
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Owner description: 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.
Japan
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246 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable especially in the fall”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This is an easy walking trail, beautiful forest and views. We met interesting people on the way. We started mid-way and avoided the climb by taking the bus half way because one friend could not walk well, it was therefore easy for them that way.

Visited April 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful views”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Ancient trail used by traveler for hundreds of years. Well preserved traditional Japanese houses and natural a like.

Visited December 2012
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Geelong, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Peaceful Walk”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We left early in the morning about 8.30 from Magome when we reached the half way mark we were the first travellers the volenteer had seen. The walk is easiest from Magome to Tsumago it is quite steep and then downhill the rest of the way. We had brilliant weather and didn't come across any bears.

Visited September 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
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78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Absolutely a must”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

The 7.7km hike is very enjoyable, almost entirely on a pedestrian old trail, away from crowd and busy roads. Strongly recommended

Visited September 2012
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Boston
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful hike”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This ancient trails passes through beautiful forest and scenery, including a mountain pass and two waterfalls. Some parts are quite steep, and slippery in winter, but it's still a hike, not a climb. In winter, walking sticks or trekking poles, and traction gear (e.g. "Yaktrax") are very helpful. Thepost towns of Magome and Tsumago are very interesting, with restored buildings and museums. Magome is more peaceful; Tsumago has more shops (mostly tourist trinkets) and restaurants.

Visited February 2012
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