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Don’t judge the Nakasendo trail by these comments ...

Most of these reviews were Megome to Tsumago which is deceiving and not representative of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne T
Melbourne, Australia
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The Kiso Road - part of the Nakasendo Way

We went with Walkjapan on this 5 nights/ 4 day walk. We had 2 Japanese guides who took us from Ena... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael G
Bli Bli, Australia
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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.
Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Anne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. The beginning...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Teamporsereturns
Reviewed 21 August 2018

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

Thank Amrod_x
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank ucartech
Reviewed 12 August 2018

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

3  Thank soniacox1
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

1  Thank Aaron C
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

2  Thank Richard B
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

5  Thank philaust2018
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Vicki Brian M
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Response from Anne T | Reviewed this property |
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.
Carole L
6 October 2018|
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Response from Anne T | Reviewed this property |
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