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Tsumagojuku

Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture
+81 264-57-3123
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Stepping back in time

This was like walking into a Kurosawa film set. I fully expected to see Toshiro Mifune galloping... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
couteaufin
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Charming old fashioned village

We arrived in Tsumago by walking down from Magome. It has been restored to mirror an Edi era one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Harry R
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“old town” (11 reviews)
“post town” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun, Nagano Prefecture
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"old town"
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"post town"
in 22 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 7 reviews
"edo period"
in 11 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 4 reviews
"the bus"
in 9 reviews
"day trip"
in 5 reviews
"cute town"
in 2 reviews
"main street"
in 2 reviews
"tourist destination"
in 2 reviews
"nakasendo trail"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"big cities"
in 2 reviews
"local train"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 2 reviews
"the tourist information centre"
in 2 reviews
"kiso valley"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was like walking into a Kurosawa film set. I fully expected to see Toshiro Mifune galloping down the main street pursued by bandits! The Edo period/style houses give an air of traditional Japan. We stayed in a little-known guesthouse with all the traditional wonders...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived in Tsumago by walking down from Magome. It has been restored to mirror an Edi era one street postal town. Most of the inhabitants, however, seem to be active in the tourist industry, detracting a bit from its authenticity.

Thank Harry R
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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Allocate about 3hrs for this Post Town, just to take everything in leasurely. There are many small shops & places to eat from. Just so quaint.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We hiked from Magome to Tsumago with two kids (9 and 11) in about 3 hours in the pouring rain with daypacks and minimal complaints. Definitely doable. We left our bigger backpacks in the lockers overnight at the Nakatsugawa train station. Four carry-on sized 30-40...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Lovely restored town. Very cold this winter. We walked from Magome through snowy forests. Caught the bus from Tsumago and spent the day walking back.

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

If you want to buy souvenirs while in Japan, wait until you are in Tsumago. Lots of hand crafted items, reasonably priced, and not mass produced.

Thank MikeP1957
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

Lovingly restored by local people, this town is an outdoor museum of Edo life and times. The local people banded together in 1967 to save their town and the now restored results are quite impressive. All buildings are original -- no plywood -- and there...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

We spent a night in Tsumago having done Nakasendo. Lots of day trippers even in November in peak koyo (autumn foliage) season. Row of preserved dwellings line the main Terashita street, some inns, souvenir shops with local produce, very good tourist information office. Get your...More

Thank endis
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

A most beautiful old town from the Edo period 1600-1900 on the Nakasando walking trail . Very nice old houses with small shops and local small simple restaurants. One of the nicest historical authentic towns in Japan

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Did the Nakasendo trail from Magome to Tsumago. Stayed one night at Fuki-no Mori. Walked around this old post town. Glad we got in early, to have lunch, and see the small little family run shops. The views are beautiful, and nice change from the...More

Thank Edith Y
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Hi - we booked and visited both Tsumago and Magome, plus had a stop over in Kiso. Kiso town has a few historic streets. Magome are very touristed and crowded during day time. The town are very polished and seem almost too... More
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