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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Reviewed 6 days ago

But is you are there and you are looking for a nice place to drink great coffee, then go to Hillibilly caffe. Close to the water mill in the main street. The place is attended by a young couple both of whom speak good English,...More

Thank Leo C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

It's a tipical village, with a few number of tourists. Suggested. We started here our walk to Tsumago. My suggest is to use this direction: the first 2 km are in uphill but then it's all downhill and then you can enjoy the beauty of...More

1  Thank Amrod_x
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Magome-juku is our starting point of our Nakasendo walk for 8km to Tsumago-juku in Nagano Prefecture. It's highly recommended to take Magome to Tsumago direction not the other way. Magome-juku is well preserved, charming and relaxed post town with stone paved road and traditional homes...More

1  Thank ucartech
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in the late afternoon to stay overnight before beginning the trek to Tsumago the next morning. Consequently the shops had already closed up. We could, however, enjoy the quaint houses on either side of the main pedestrian street sloping down to the end...More

Thank Harry R
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Magome is pleasant enough, but I kind of feel I am in a Disneyland recreation when visiting. It's just all too neat and organised and crammed to the gills with tourist-oriented commercial activity. Also the busiest I would guess. Narai appears to me to be...More

2  Thank venividivice
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Picture Perfect stop for Lunch. We drove and parked for free at the bus station at the bottom of the hill. Make sure you look out at the scenery over the toilet side as there are great pics over the rice paddies. The hill is...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We loved Magome - definantly worth the effort of getting there. The village is very original and homely, take the walk to Tsumago and stay in one of the two villages for the Traditional Inn experience

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

The visit exceeded our expectations. It was a leisurely stroll through the juku and then through some forest area. I won’t even call it a hike - but the scenery was awesome !!!

1  Thank jlamsl
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Very picturesque village (post town) built on a hill - shops and small cafes line the way. Stop for a coffee, pick up a sandwich for your picnic lunch, and drop your luggage for transport to Tsumago.

2  Thank CaitlinBrady
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

We parked up in the car park at the bottom of town and hiked up the path. This town isn't so commercial as the others and car parking is free. The town is interesting and photogenic. Hiking north out of town it does get a...More

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March 18, 2017|
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Response from kristyjrussell | Reviewed this property |
We only spent a day walking the path from one town to another but wished we had at least had one overnight stay. If it were us ( a family with teenage kids) we wouldnt have arranged this through a tour company, but it just... More
December 13, 2015|
Response from neliCZka | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you want to explore this town without taking photos without crowds, then half day is more than enough. And if you do not count also hike to Tsumago. If you want to explore Magome and also Tsumago, then whole day is... More