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Nakasendo Magome Walking Trail

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This historic footpath through the Kiso Valley connects the villages of Tsumago and Magome. The partially paved trail is approximately 8 kilometers in length and passes by several historic and natural wonders.
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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is more practical to do the Nakasendo Hiking Trail from Nagoya, the starting points were a reasonable distance from Matsumoto where I was basing myself. The starting and end points are small towns (towns of Magome and Tsumago) that still retain the charms...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to walk most of the path in dry weather, but then the rain came (and a lot of it)! I have a relatively bad knee, but managed to walk all the way 😊 It was really beautiful, and the rivers and waterfalls...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mer21maid
Reviewed May 26, 2019

This is a must to experience the traditional historical Japan to walk between two beautiful old villages on a trading route with amazing views and scenery

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank palvey60
Reviewed May 14, 2019

We got away as soon as we dropped our bags off at 8:30 when the baggage forwarding office opened. You should do this. Couldn't possibly walk the track otherwise and it is not expensive. Track is very scenic and wasn not too busy, perhaps because...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We recently walked the Magome - Tsumago trail as part of our trip to Japan. The trails were beautiful (and well marked) and, about halfway along the walk, we came across a 300-year old tea house. The owner comes outside when he sees hikers and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

We stayed in a hotel approx 1.5km from Magome. We walked to the start and went from there. Our hotel was helpful with the starting point and how to get there which was great! The trail itself was amazing. It was like stepping back in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jessicaspencer87
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I am writing this review because we found it quite difficult to get up to date information on exactly where to start, stay and travel between destinations. It is important to note that nearly everywhere including accommodation and the bus take cash only so make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
8  Thank NorwichHarley
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Boundless Journeys 10 day hike was incredible! Expert guides, great food, excellent lodgings & fun hikes! Highly recommended & thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kwlui
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

This really is a beautiful way to spend a few hours. We took a cab from Nagiso to Magome and walked back to Tsumago. This is the direction with the shorter but initially steeper climb. We were glad we did this because on balance it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank N9303OWtonyb
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Undertook the “Nakasendo Walk“ using the“NOHI Round trip BUS ticket“ - a self-guided day trip to and from Takayama, available 1 April to 30 September. I would highly recommend this option if you have limited time and want to avoid a very long onwards journey...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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June 15, 2019|
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Response from moonflower59 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, bus is easy but luggage transfer is not hard. You just have to be at the tourist info centre by 11, pay $5 per bag then do the walk. Your bag will be ready when you get to Tsumago in the afternoon. The tourist office in... More
April 6, 2019|
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Response from PeteC166a | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I would recommend starting in Nakatsugawa. It is about 8k to Mogame and same to Tsumago, which is 16k for the day with many beautiful trails. Then do 17k to Nojiri, with a huge climb over the Nenouetoge pass. Then get... More
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Response from AnneT397 | Reviewed this property |
Oku Japan. One night accomodation in an onsen with indoor and outdoor baths in Kiso Fukushima . Two nights in homes with a bathroom that had their own hot baths.