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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.
All reviews tea house self guided the bus guided walking tour authentic experience your luggage cup of tea beautiful hike day trip lovely town bear bells rest stop nice scenery stay overnight tourist information great walk mostly downhill
Most of these reviews were Megome to Tsumago which is deceiving and not representative of the Nakasendo trail. We walked with OkuJapan self guided walks for 4 days and this first day of the walk was just the entree and very touristy. From there on...More
We went with Walkjapan on this 5 nights/ 4 day walk. We had 2 Japanese guides who took us from Ena to O-Tsumago, to the Kaido Plateau- Kiso-Fukushima, to Narai and to Matsumoto. The walks are about 10-12 km / day but are leisurely and...More
I would highly recommend doing this! We didn’t let the rain put us off going on the trail. Make sure you use the luggage forwarding service as you wouldn’t be able to push a suitcase. I have a little rucksack with the essentials.
Really enjoyed this, although was stupid enough to attempt it in 40 degree heat. After the first few km (from Magome) I genuinely felt as though I couldn’t go on (and I am quite fit - the heat was a killer). But then it became...More
We started the trail from Magome, destination Tsumago. My suggest is to use this direction: the first 2 km are in uphill but then it's all downhill and then you can enjoy the beauty of this place. During the path you can find toilets and...More
Nakasendo walk consist of 5-7different sections but we only the only one and most famous from Magome-juku to Tsumago-juku. It is 8km where the first part is more of flat walk, then continue with uphill walk and then finished with long downhill walk to Tsumago....More
Having watched Joanna lumleys Japan, this walk soon became part of our Japan experience.
Even in the blistering heat the walk was splendid, we took advantage of tea from the tea man which was lovely and refreshing, but he did not sing and no sign...More
My wife and I walked from Tsumago to Magome in pelting rain and it in no way diminished the beauty of the experience. It is a hike through forest and rice paddies , past waterfalls and rivers that adds a further dimension to Japan in...More
This was one of highlights of our trip to Japan.
The most beautiful walk I've ever done from Magome to Tsumago. The direction we travelled in was the easiest way with less uphill and more downhill walking. I won't go into detail of the sights...More
We stayed in Tsumago which is slightly bigger than OTsumago. I can’t remember the name of the ryokan where we stayed but there were a couple of small ones. Some others stayed in an Air Bnb and said it was lovely.
The black cat luggage forwarding certificates needs to be completed in Japanese and if you are staying in a hotel they will do this for you. You need to give them 2 days notice. We did ours in Tokyo to Kiso Fukushima and... More
The black cat luggage forwarding certificates needs to be completed in Japanese and if you are staying in a hotel they will do this for you. You need to give them 2 days notice. We did ours in Tokyo to Kiso Fukushima and then Kiso to Kyoto so we walked the trail with small packs.