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Nakasendo Walking Trail

Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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Nakasendo way

Having watched Joanna lumleys Japan, this walk soon became part of our Japan experience. Even in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
soniacox1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Very scenic and beautiful

What a beautiful hike, very worth the trek to the Nagoya region. For an adventurist, this was one... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Aaron C
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Toronto, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 92-323-3930
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful hike, very worth the trek to the Nagoya region. For an adventurist, this was one of the best adventures we had in japan. Highly recommend

Thank Aaron C
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

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

1  Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

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

4  Thank philaust2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We walked 7 kms (mostly in the rain) between Magome to Tsumago, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful scenery. A highlight was the tea at the walkers teahouse (Tatebachaya Old House) and ringing the bells to keep the bears away. The villages...More

1  Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

So drove instead. Picked up a walking route map from the Info Centre which has all the sights listed on it and you can access them from the road. Stone markers on the roadside alert you there is something to be seen. There are even...More

1  Thank RocheMaree
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We chose to do the 11 day Walk with Walk Japan, staying in Ryokans, the traditional Japanese inns. This is for people who enjoy walking and are capable of walking up to 24km/day with some rocky paths and 200-300 metre climbs and descents. We had...More

5  Thank Margaret W
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had a wonderful day walking between Tsumago and Magome, with very few people on the track. It was grey and a bit drizzly, but the landscape was gorgeous. We walked with two children (6, 9) and a grandparent in late 70s. He found it...More

Thank jpmoloneyau
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

An experience not to be missed. Stay overnight in Magome or Tsumago then take the walk the next day. You get your bags sent ahead to collect at the other end for 500Yen a piece. It's a fantastic walk and around the 1/2 way mark...More

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

After walking from Magome to Tsumago on a beautiful day I still feel little impressed by this track. Only a part of it leads through prestine forest yet it frequently follows the main road and is marked by extensive concrete structures that secure the hillsides....More

Thank Robinyy
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Naglobetrotter
20 July 2018|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
After the walk we caught caught the bus from (Tsumago - Magone). Where we caught the bus was a large parking area which I presume would be available to the public for parking. There are buses between the two although I am... More
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countkostov
25 June 2018|
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Response from Debbie M | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus between the two towns. We did not see any taxis. Where you catch the bus in Tsumago there is a large area which I presume would also be for car parking. Finding the bus stop was difficult due to poor... More
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