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Magome-juku

Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Worth to revisit. You can skip all temples, but not this little town

This is a quite and beautiful little town. It maintains everything from old time. Spring water goes... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2016
DoubleFun2
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New Jersey
Gorgeous view

After a short, easy, paved way climb we reached this amazing view area. You can catch your breath... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2016
Suat E
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a quite and beautiful little town. It maintains everything from old time. Spring water goes though front of houses. You won't get bored to go through each one of the houses. At the top of the central road, the view is amazing. I...More

1  Thank DoubleFun2
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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

After a short, easy, paved way climb we reached this amazing view area. You can catch your breath while you are watching mountains peacefully.

Thank Suat E
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

Magome-juku (also known as Magome) is another great example of preservation in Japan. It is quite different from its neighbour, Tsumago, and a visit to Kiso Valley should include both. The narrow road through Magome, which was once the main thoroughfare between Tokyo and Kyoto,...More

2  Thank Allan L
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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, quiet town with interesting architecture and natural scenery. Be sure to start early so you'll have lots of time to explore the town. We stayed in Magome-chaya which I highly recommend-good value for money and wonderful hosts.

5  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

The tour shifted from Tokyo-Shizuoka to Shizuoka-Kyto, and one of the earlier stops was made at this historical resort area, which was a busy thoroughfare for shogun and samurai. It was a rest stop on their way to Edo (Tokyo) about 400 years ago. After...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2016

Magome-juku, Tsumago-juku, and Narai-juku are three must-visit historical towns along the Nakasendo Trail. Among them, Magome is arguably the most touristy. Nonetheless, when I visited in the winter, there were very few tourists. At the time of our visit, we booked the hotel in Nagoya,...More

3  Thank Knightwind
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

We walked from Tsumago to Magome and in the end I'm glad we did it that way. Tsumago was certainly nice, but I think Magome is more nicely situated with the rather steep streets and possibly even more interesting architecture and quite nice views too...More

Thank tokyotiger
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

We loved Magome juku, and Tsumago juku. We did the easy walk from Magome to Tsumago. The town is small and full of traditional wooden houses, paved street and no cars. Its a steep walk up (especially with luggage) from the bus but so worth...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

I loved my brief visit to Magome. It is easily access it by bus. Next time, with planning ahead, I hope to do more of an extended hike. The old buildings are lovely. There is lodging and there are restaurants.

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Reviewed March 31, 2016

Old-style buildings winding up a steep pedestrianised main street, with craft and souvenir shops lining it, plus some good food places. There is a lookout at the top of the hill. Full of tourists but it is a beautiful town. Well worth a visit if...More

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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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