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Address: Azuma, Kiso-gun, Nagiso-machi, Nagano Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 264-57-3123

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Old town..

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Nuttida C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Nuttida C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ilovecupcakes88
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 

Thank Jogi85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This small historic town is well worth a visit. We stayed overnight in one of the old inns. So we enjoyed both the town full of tourists during the day but also the mysterious settings a sundown. Spice it up with walk to Magome.

Thank SkyDK
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Tsumago is known as one of the best preserved post towns in Japan. The residents go to great lengths to recreate the ambiance of the Edo Period. We were told that cars are prohibited on the main street in the day although when we were there a few cars did drive through. They also say phone lines and power cables... More 

Thank ilana613
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Tsumagojuku (also known as Tsumago) is a credit to Japan for its efforts to preserve its historical treasures. Walking through this town is as close as you can get to what it was like when this was a post town along the main thoroughfare between Tokyo and Kyoto. There are no cars or power poles; just a narrow road with... More 

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Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Tsumagojuku is one of the old 'post towns' set up along the various roads throughout Japan over 1,000 years ago. As with many of the wooden towns it has suffered from fire and was rebuilt, to the original designs, in the 19th and 20th centuries. The town is the perfect place to either start or end a walk along the... More 

Thank DerrickJS
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Amazing chance to experience the way Japon used to feel during the time of Samurais & Shoguns, mainly inhabited by businesses, and with a small museum but without being a "tourist trap"; well worth if only just to see another side of Japan and with friendly locals.

Thank Tom-Frenchy
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

you must visit this quaint town while in Japan. the houses are all made of wood and so old. it is very traditional and unspoilt by tourism

Thank vhyde03

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