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Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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Karuizawa-machi, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Jacksonville, FL
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Kootenays, British Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Ok, it is a bit touristy in parts, but overall it is a very nicely preserved post town. Climb up to the old castle site over town. It has a lot of historical significance having actually been in a battle - unlike most castles. And there is an excellent spot to take a photo of the town below.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

If you search a 'real' Japan, Tsumago and Magome are indeed worth visiting. To feel a magic of a place it is necessary to spend at least one night in Tsumago. In the evening you will go back for some centuries. And you can go in the next morning to Magome on foot (is also a bus there).

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