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Nakasendo Walking Trail

Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport
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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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Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got a 3-day self guided tour of the Nakasendo Trail from Oku Japan that took us from Magome-Tsumago-Kiso-Fukushima/Yabuhara - Nirai. It was SO much fun. Nothing strenuous and they gave us plenty of instruction. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and it was so surreal...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 2 September 2017

This trail runs all the way from Edo (as ancient Tokyo was known and where Samurai were more or less concentrated) to Kyoto (ancient Imperial capital), and dates way back to Japan's feudal period. The route was very mountainous, so many inns sprang up along...More

Thank Quasimama
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

CAVEAT EMPTOR If you are thinking of patronising Walk Japan Ltd for organising your trip , please be aware.......! One needs to be aware of the deposit payment policy as the Walk Japan People are very non-flexible and unaccommodating; they do not, even with seemingly...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stayed in Nakatsugawa and started the walk from Magome to Tsumago. It is the best direction to go since you walk the first part from Magome uphill with the majority of the walk downhill. Magome and Tsumago were beautiful scenic towns and the walk...More

Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I was in Japan on a Motorcycle Club Tour and planned to stay another week to do some of the Nakasendo Way. My planned walk from Mitake to Nagiso started well, despite that I'd been forced by the main tour to go in mid-summer. I...More

Thank JeffJaneMia
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Walk from Magome to Tsumago - it is BY FAR easier that direction and is mostly downhill. I felt bad for people coming the other way - that way seemed a lot more strenous. Beautiful walk with lots of river and small waterfall viewing, through...More

1  Thank Angewaa
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We met others who shared our enjoyment of this wonderful setting. Despite heavy rain we totally enjoyed the very different aspects of this walk and would strongly recommend it to folk looking for something different

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Despite it's just a very small part of the Nagasendo, it's still around 8km long and involves uphill path. It's not difficult for hiking however, you can walk slowly to enjoy the scenes, it may take you to finish in 2.5 hours. I did my...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Walk between Magome and Tsumago. Nice scenery. Half and half sun and shade. Watch out for bears (just kidding).

Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I walked from Tsugome to Magome, which is more uphill than the more commonly walked Magome to Tsugome. I think either way is worth doing. I was there end of May and it was about 30C and humid. I walked with my overnight bag so...More

1  Thank Sophie C
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9 October 2017|
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Response from Helvin3 | Reviewed this property |
Incredibly easy to do on your own! We googled what the bus stop looked like at Nakatsuwaga station, made sure we had enough change on us (500 yen each) jumped on and got off at the final stop (Magome). The next morning we... More
9 October 2017|
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Response from Angewaa | Reviewed this property |
This is easy to do on your own and a lot cheaper. If you stay magome, and walk to tsumago, which we did this summer, you can send your luggage from the tourist info center right on the Main Street. when you get to... More
Leon P
13 September 2017|
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Response from Ralph K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Leon As promised, here is my answer and I hope you find it useful We got the bus from next to the station at Nakatsugawa and it is very easy to find (the local tourist office will give you the timetable and point out... More

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