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“In The Footsteps of Samurai (Walking the Nakasendo)”

Nakasendo Walking Trail (Tsumago)
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport
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Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“In The Footsteps of Samurai (Walking the Nakasendo)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Wonderful overnights in Tsumago and Magome, two Edo period post towns in the Kiso Valley.
Hiked the 7.7km of the Kiso-ji of the original Nakasendo path from Tsumago to Magome.
Learned about this from "1,000 Places To See Before you Die."
Magome to Tsumago would be the easier route.
The "Rough Guide to Japan" = amazing for details. To stay? Fujioto in Tsumago. Tajimaya in Magome. And Luggage-forwarding service.
No rain and amazing fall colours in mid-November!
Awesome.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fun on the trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

interesting and beautiful trail walk that takes a few hours and there's lots to see along the way. snakes, waterfalls, autumn leaves and a funky old guy who will give you local snacks and home made plum wine if you ask nicely.

Visited October 2013
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Lent, the Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“wonderful walk through rural japan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The walk from Magome to Tsumago following the old Nakasendo postal route is wonderful. We passed through both authentic Magome and Tsumago town and forested areas.

For us it was the perfect peek at rural japan and the perfect break from the big city madness of Tokyo before and Osaka after.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful walk through the forests of the Kiso Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

A well-marked walk through forests and past little towns and houses in a rural setting. Marks the original path that samurai and their entourage used to get from the ancient capital of Kyoto to Tokyo. Well worth spending a few days in the area to explore.

Visited September 2013
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Half Moon Bay, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Re-visiting the Kiso Valley and the Nakasendo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

We did most of the Nakasendo trail 3 years ago with Walk Japan and it was fabulous - a lifetime event. So this was a re-visit on our own to one small section, staying in a couple of great Ryokans in Tsumago and Magome.

Visited September 2013
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