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Address: Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 264-57-3123
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Very Nice Village

Quiet, and peaceful. Just what you would expect in rural Japan. Great Museums and shopping. The BEST Coffee anywhere!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rick C
Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, and peaceful. Just what you would expect in rural Japan. Great Museums and shopping. The BEST Coffee anywhere!

Thank Rick C
Newcastle, Australia
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably more scenic and popular than the nearby Tsumago this is indicated by the presence of a large coach car park nearby. There will be intermittent tourists throughout the day particularly school children who are extremely polite, well mannered and make an effort to keep out of the path of tourists. The discipline of the school groups was... More 

Thank Brisbane41
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83 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing village that has been restored to retain the feel & look from Edo times, is a great place to access the Nakasendo walking trail

Thank Karen M
Sunningwell, Oxford
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69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We took the bus here from Tsumago, and walked back. The town here is full of tourist shops, but it is pretty nonetheless. There is a small museum dedicated to local (and famous) writer Toson which is nice to visit before you start your walk.

Thank Quoinbarn
Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

All the houses and streets maintained the flair of the Edo period, it's a charming and amazing little place to be! Book a ryokan and stay over a night, it's breathtaking.

1 Thank missyufish
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went to visit Tsumago to see the maple leaves on the 27/sep but it wasn't time for the maple leaves. But the old village was peaceful and calm. Each shop had the flower arrangement in front of the shop, they were just simply beautiful. There were lots of wooden craft shops in the village. I found beautiful set of... More 

Thank Masako P
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71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Peiwon C
Brussels, Belgium
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304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jurgen B
Grafton, Australia
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146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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