Tsumago Post Town and Nakasendo Road Hike


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Tsumago-juku, deep in the Kiso Mountains, is the 42nd of 69 post towns on the feudal Tokyo-to-Kyoto Nakasendo Road. After World War II, the townspeople started to restore the buildings to the way they were back in the Edo era, one of the first such projects in the country. Their efforts paid off handsomely – today, walking down the streets of Tsumago you will feel like you slipped back in time to the Edo period. Many visitors choose to add to the experience by walking the 8 kilometers from here to Magome, the next post town down the road. Many areas along the way have the original stone pavers. Here you can really get a sense of Japan’s feudal history. (Baggage shuttle service between Tsumago and Magome is available.)

Location Azuma, Nagiso Town Map
TEL 0264-57-3123
FAX 0264-57-4036
Mail info@tumago.jp
URL http://www.tumago.jp/english/
Date(s) Bunka Bunsei Fuzoku Emaki no Gyouretsu (parade): Nov 23

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By Train:8 min Magome line bus from Nagiso Station (JR Chuo Line) or 5 min. taxi ride
By Car:23 km / 30 min from Nakatsugawa IC
43 km / 70 min from Iida IC


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