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Magome-juku

Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Charming old postal town.

We arrived in the late afternoon to stay overnight before beginning the trek to Tsumago the next... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harry R
via mobile
My least favourite of the three main Kiso Valley post towns

Magome is pleasant enough, but I kind of feel I am in a Disneyland recreation when visiting. It's... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
venividivice
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“kiso valley” (10 reviews)
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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 573-69-2336
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"kiso valley"
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"stay overnight"
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"post town"
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"old town"
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"edo period"
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"historical town"
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"souvenir shops"
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"your luggage"
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"lots of photo opportunities"
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"minute bus ride"
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"day trip"
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"worth the effort"
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"japanese buildings"
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"lovely town"
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"steep hill"
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"ancient road"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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

1  Thank venividivice
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

2  Thank LondonTell
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Hiked 3 days on the Nakasendo from Nakatsugawa -> Magome -> Tsumago-> Nagiso. This place is magical. Make sure you plan your hike so that you have some time during the afternoon to explore the town as everything only really starts opening at about 10...More

3  Thank Karel S
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

A very nice old town from the Edo period 1600-1900 , on the Nakasando trail . A beginning to a very nice part of the trail of 8.9 Km from Magome to Tsumago . Very nice walk .

3  Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

This place is a restored ancient town. It is best to start at the top to take in the scenic view and then walk to the bottom. You can see Mount Edna. Then slowly walk down and explore the many shops, stop for roasted chestnuts...More

1  Thank Betty C
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MelissaPeery
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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
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kimprite
December 13, 2015|
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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
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