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Address: Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 264-57-3123
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Gorgeous traditional town

What a sweet little town Tsumago is! It feels very much like old Japan,which is what we wanted to see. There is a main cobbled road that goes though the town, which is lined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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SF Bay Area California
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SF Bay Area California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a sweet little town Tsumago is! It feels very much like old Japan,which is what we wanted to see. There is a main cobbled road that goes though the town, which is lined with a small canal and traditional shops and houses. We stayed at Fujioto Ryokan in the town,which we highly recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was full of friendly locals. Tsumago has a spectral vibe to it. The town is actually under strict tourism guidelines meaning that in order to preserve the tourism, nothing can be built unless it is traditionally built (no modern buildings). This meant that the town is absolutely timeless and probably looked the same as it did 100yrs ago.

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We spent our first night on the Nakasendo Trail in this delightful post town. Walking through the town made us imagine of times gone by in the Edo period. Although many stores and restaurants were closed, there were enough open for us to get a good feel of the daily town activity, nestled among the mountains and trees. One must... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The most beautiful village. Not much to do there but walk between villages. There are a number of handicraft shops and sweet shops. Try the persimmons stuffed with chestnuts. It hey are Devine and can be bought in the sweet shops.

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Bandar Seri Begawan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This charming riverside town of old feudal buildings is a Must See. Wander through the streets and soak in the atmosphere, with scenic hills around you. There is a reconstructed feudal lord house, and museum. We visited during Cherry blossoms, and it was magical. Highly recommended

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited Tsumagojuku in late January. Save for a few shops, almost the entire strip was closed. We later found out that the shops in Tsumago and Magome close between November to April. Those open during our visit however, were good, non-touristy ones. A local food seller, a local sweet seller (a chestnut wagashi in winter), a lacquerware shop, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went here on a Monday morning, and most shops were closed. Few tourists also were around which was nice, I could take pictures without distraction. A bus service from here to Nagiso or Magome runs about once per hour, so be sure to check the schedule well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed two nights inTsumago in late November. It is a traditional, quaint post town on the Nakandenso way. You can catch a local bus to Magome and walk 7.6 km along a beautiful scenic track through the mountains. The day time weather was mild at this time of the year with cool evenings. We didn't try any of the cafés... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I visited Tsumago right after Magome. I liked Magome more. Tsumago was quieter but a bit more difficult to navigate.

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Jakarta
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I visited this place unplanned as I planned to visit Shirakawago but unable due to heavy snow. This place is in Nagiso. You can take JR to Nagiso JR station and continue walking or riding a bus to Tsumagojuku. Tsumagojuku is a part of Kiso Valley. Kiso Valley itself is quite big so I Just visited Tsumagojuku. If you take... More 

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