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Tsumagojuku

Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great effort made by the locals to preserve their history and heritage. Really allows one to visualise how the past was. Additional bonus, was after dark when the houses lit their lanterns at their front door, warming up the street with dim amber lights

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holland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This original Posttown is very well preserved and when you are walking through the streets you can imagine you are back in the old times. The town is connected by bus or by taxi. We took the taxi and for a reasonable amount (1500 yen) the four of us were comfortably brought to the town center. Tsumago is used as... More

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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Well preserved and not too touristy. I felt it was more real than the nearby Magome town. Very photogenic!

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

One of the highlights of our Japan trip. This is an old post town, with old wooden building and tourist shops. It is very scenic, and the surrounding mountains are beautiful. We went early in the morning, about 8am, just as everything was opening up but before all the tourist buses arrived. There is not a whole lot to do... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Takayama is another quaint town that is more easily accessible from Tokyo, but if you have the time, it’s worth making the trip out to Tsumago and Magome. We walked the trail, which was scenic in terms of nature, but disappointing since we thought we would see old buildings along the way. If you are going to Tsumago and Magome... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

A quiet original and historic village. If you can stay or be there with fewer tourists it's even better. The lanterns in the evening are special but there's plenty to like about this memorable village.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Tsumago is an absolute delight. You will take a giant leap back in time and get a real taste of ancient Japan. Gorgeous.

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Kobe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This post town has received many good reviews from the past visitors, and there is no need to add another. Instead, I will explain the future outlook of this town for prospective visitors. Tsumago and Magome are located next to each other, and they are probably the two best known post towns along Nakasendo. As such, most tourists who come... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We came here for a day trip from Matsumoto. It really is a very attractive town, with nicely preserved buildings. Lots of beautiful photo opportunities to be had. One thing worth noting if you're coming by train is to note the train timetables. The nearest station is Nagiso, and even this is a bus-ride or taxi from Tsumago itself. Also... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

If you want a feeling of old Edo Japan, this is well worth your time. The little town is a preserved town from Samurai times and has a great feeling as you walk thru the narrow streets and little shops. We enjoyed staying in the old Maruya Ryokan, though I can't find it here on Trip Advisor. You can hike... More

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