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Address: Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
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Gorgeous town, at root of Japan's Conservation Programme

What was an empty and derelict town not many years ago has been restored to provide a delightful tourist destination. With its museum, beautifully restored houses, traditional... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
John P
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What was an empty and derelict town not many years ago has been restored to provide a delightful tourist destination. With its museum, beautifully restored houses, traditional restaurants and good services this offers something for everybody. It attracts large numbers of Japanese so can get crowded.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. I visited with my friends and enjoyed..... The hoises are still so strong and beautiful.....

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Well, i read through japan tourism with regards to the trail from magome to tsumago, therefore since magome is not bad a place, quiet and serene post town, i thought why not? Came and seriously, ok post town is quite cool , but shops are closed! Closed! Closed! I came here with my family and walked a bit and thats... More 

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This village is truly beautiful and very photogenic. During the day it is a bit of a tourist honey pot, but there are some good shops, local attractions and the Tourist Office in the centre has plenty of info and free Wi-Fi. We stayed overnight at Fujioto Ryokan (see report) and the village is so peaceful in the evening when... More 

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Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

very nice walk from tsumago to magome, 3h with the kids, they loved it. nice village and nice people. more restaurant in magome.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Read about this town in the newspaper awhile back, and decided to visit on this trip to japan. It has retained the old town feel, with cables and wires all hidden underground. You felt like you went back to ancient japan. It would take around 2 hours to explore.You could also do the hike to Magome, but have to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice reserved old town. The whole area is not that big to walk around and explore within 1-2 hours. Restaurants in that area only serve traditional rice grill with miso sauce and Japanese noodles.

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Thank Nuttida C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The trail stars at nagiso trail station. You go throught the parking lot where are the WC and you will see a white arrow with the direction. Now if you are not in reasonnable shape remember there is a lot of uphill walking. If it is sunny and humid add this to the equation and the fun just dissapeared. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We really wanted to see a preserved post town and reached Tsumago by bus around midday. We decided to stay overnight at the Fujioto Ryokan and after dropping off our luggage, we explored the old town. Very glad we made the trip, though we had finished seeing everything in a couple of hours. The town lights up at night but... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We stayed overnight so enjoyed the town during the day as well during a nightwalk when the lamps are on (although it is not that great) Generally even during the day I was surprised that the town was not overrun by tourists at all. So in the end I think well worth as well for a day visit. You can... More 

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