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 the first to be preserved on Zhongshan Road, by the residents of the self-rent, in order to retain the management benefits of this, so can save the present-day appearance, also will not be contaminated with Western civilization or any contemporary things, walking here as a sense of going back to the past, crossing the time.
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  • Stayed in Tsumago, and got the bus to Magome, then walked back along the highway. Easy to get the bus, and the walk well signposted. Strenuous at first (uphill), but then all downhill. A good long wal...  more »
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