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Address: Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 264-57-3123
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Time froze in Tsumago!

After hiking the Japanese Alps, we went on that stroll from Magome. The whole hike is very nice and peaceful. When we arrived in Tsumago, it felt like time was frozen and we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After hiking the Japanese Alps, we went on that stroll from Magome. The whole hike is very nice and peaceful. When we arrived in Tsumago, it felt like time was frozen and we could discover the old Japan. Highly recommended! Bestregardsfromfar

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Lovely traditional street that is well preserved and restored without being overly commercialized. Plenty of tea houses and souvenirs shops in between traditional houses and lodgings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We prefered it to Magome. Found it quiet in the morning and in the late afternoon. Beautiful buildings.

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Tsumago-juku was one of the sixty nine towns that were on the postal trail linking Edo (now Tokyo) with Kyoto in the Edo era. A sign in the village highlights its significance of the first major restoration of a site like this in Japan in 1968. The village is absolutely charming and although geared for tourism is clearly paying its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A historical landmark of the Edo era. A walk into history before cars were used as a means of transportation. People relied on water and foot to travel from one place to another. A place to stay if you want to explore the old Japan.

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SF Bay Area California
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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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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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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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