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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days provided by Cocolo Travel

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days
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Duration:
2 days
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 74401P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 night overnight accommodation at family run traditional Japanese inn
  • 1 Japanese breakfast
  • 1 Japanese dinner
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary and directions (PDF)
  • Detailed walking map (Google Map)
  • Local support by telephone
Exclusions
  • Activities entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Train tickets according to itinerary (*if NO TRAIN option selected)
  • Luggage delivery
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan The address of Japanese lodging will be confirm after inquiry is done.
  • Tsumago-juku, Azuma, Nagiso, Kiso District, Nagano 399-5302, Japan The address of Japanese lodging will be confirm after inquiry is done.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 1 night overnight accommodation at family run traditional Japanese inn
  • 1 Japanese breakfast
  • 1 Japanese dinner
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary and directions (PDF)
  • Detailed walking map (Google Map)
  • Local support by telephone
Exclusions
  • Activities entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Train tickets according to itinerary (*if NO TRAIN option selected)
  • Luggage delivery
Departure details
  • Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan The address of Japanese lodging will be confirm after inquiry is done.
  • Tsumago-juku, Azuma, Nagiso, Kiso District, Nagano 399-5302, Japan The address of Japanese lodging will be confirm after inquiry is done.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wear walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Vicki H
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Nov 2019
The scenery is outstanding and well worth the walk. It is presented as an easy walk but I believe it is for those who are quite physically fit as the walk from Nakatsugawa to Magome is mostly uphill- steep in some areas for a sustained time. A hiking stick would be helpful and runners are suitable footwear. We carried back packs (keep them light) with our necessities and drinking flasks. The route from the rail station to out of town is somewhat confusing and there are many turns until you actually begin on the flecked gravel road. Thankfully we passed hikers travelling in the opposite direction who assisted. We stayed in an Inn (which was booked for us by an agent) and it was quite basic, the meal being adequate (inform of any allergies). Day 2 was more picturesque and downhill for part of the way. Stop at the teahouse for a pleasurable green tea (small donation). On completion, transport from Tsumago is limited so you may be waiting an hour or two for a bus. Be prepared for a vigorous and beautiful walk.
Written 7 November 2019
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PierreV1817
Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you had a great time on the Nakasendo trail. We will strive to provide more comprehensive material so that future travelers understand better what they get into before they buy the tour. Regards
Written 26 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Cocolo Travel
davegoodrich
davegoodrich
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Excellent tour with Pierre
It was our first time in Japan and we decided to have a tour guide for our first day in Kyoto. Pierre was very nice
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