Nakasendo Magome-juku

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Nakasendo Magome-juku
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Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas • Hiking Trails
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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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E T L Y
Singapore, Singapore131 contributions
May 2019
My wife and I had a private guide that met us at the hotel and did about an 11 KM walk starting from Magome. Very lovely old Japanese villages along the way and a nice and gentle experience of the Nakasendo trail which links Kyoto to Tokyo.
Written 8 March 2020
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Judas H
38 contributions
Jan 2020
Absolutely stunning walk. Took a couple of hours. Unforgettable! Bus access was a little tricky but we made it work. We drove in to Magome and did the walk and caught the bus back from Tsumago. Not many buses and it looks like the end just before 5pm, so plan the time well. Safer to walk from the morning. There are nice places to eat in both Tsumago and Magome. The walk wasn't too difficult but you'd need to be pretty comfortable with walking.
Written 9 January 2020
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Kensington Reviewer
Berkeley, CA17 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
I went with the tour company Walk Japan on a 10 day walk along the Nakasendo Trail. We stayed in lovely inns with delicious multi-course meals, relaxing baths, and comfortable futon beds. The only complaint was that the weather was unseasonably cold at the time and we even got snowed on. But it was a fantastic experience! Not for people who don’t want to share a bathroom though.
Written 30 December 2019
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bearykim
Singapore, Singapore338 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
a short 7-8km walk took us 4 hours as my group were crazily taking photos along the trail.. overall an easy and charming walk.. you will come across a charming tea house who serves u free green tea .. a donation box is availsble which helps to upkeep the place..
Written 8 December 2019
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Lisa G
Stoke-on-Trent, UK81 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Great stretch of the trail to walk, steep in places, if you make the return trip about 9 miles but plenty of resting places. Enjoyable day!
Written 24 November 2019
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dennysinnott
Vancouver Island, Canada125 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The trek was amazing. Overall it was pretty easy with only a few steep sections. It followed stone paths and paved road sections. There were bathrooms along the way and a wonderful tea room around mid point. We hiked from Magome to Tsumago and both little areas were beautiful and a must visit while in Japan. Best to go early in the morning to miss the heat and the crowds.
Written 18 November 2019
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Neil C
Denver, CO36 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We loved this hike almost or as much as the hike into Machu Picchu in Peru. The leg we did was 7.5 miles and moderately difficult. All in that day we walked 10 miles with lots of elevation changes so as a large bodied 63 year old, I was exhausted. We had perfect fall weather and the trails were dry. I can’t imagine walking the trail in the rain or shortly thereafter unless one is very fit and experienced.
Written 8 November 2019
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3heather
Gold Coast, Australia142 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Left from Nakasagawa and found the track difficult to find until a farmer pointed to the road to show the yellow gravel imprinted. From there we followed the yellow till the signage was better.
Hard Yakka till Magome and much of the track is through farmland and villages.
Very historical and worth doing. Do beware of bears in the forested parts.
We carried small rape alarms to scare them
Written 5 November 2019
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W8696TBjohnb
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Oct 2019
We did the 5 day walk of the Nakasendo trail from Narai to Ena from Oct 14 -19 with guide Fusao Ariga from Japan Travelogue. Our start date was 2 days after Typhoon Hagibis and meant that the planned train travel from Tokyo to Narai had to be rerouted via Nagoya and local train to Narai. Fortunately our guide, Fusao, had anticipated this possibility and had secured the revised travel.
The daily walks through the post towns including Narai, Kisofukushima, Tsumago and Magome gave us an insight into Japan's feudal history, customs and culture and introduced us to a people who are uniquely helpful by nature and keen to showcase their well ordered society. Having guidance from Fusao Ariga was invaluable in that he was able to subtlety guide us in provincial customs and manners and at the same time had an encyclopaedic knowledge of Japanese history which he was able to impart as we walked. Fusao has a PhD in history and a cross cultural background which gave us an objective view of current day Japan and its roots in history, both pre and post Meiji.
Fusao was quite willing to tailor the walks to our pace and also selected interesting traditional Ryokans for our overnights on the trail. The Ryokans produced authentic food for the included dinners and breakfasts and the daily Onsens did wonders for the weary legs at days end. Highly recommended and 5 Koala stamps (stars!) to our guide, Fusao.
Written 30 October 2019
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Stephanie W
Nottingham, UK71 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This walk is popular and well signposted. Paths vary between tarmac and natural forest paths. Most of the trail follows the river and waterfalls which are noisy but beautiful! Reasonable footwear is required and there are some steady undulations but generally a moderately easy walk. Magome is beautiful with lots of delicious street food which I would recommend. There was a free tea house on route which was very welcoming near a 250 year old weeping cherry tree- shame we were there in October.
Written 22 October 2019
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