Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Nagiso-machi

4.6
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A moderate 7.8 km (4.7 mi) hike between two scenic traditional villages and forests, Nakasendo Tsumagojuku offers a combination of historic Japan and alpine nature. Enjoy charming villages with authentic wooden architecture on this well-maintained trail through the Japanese Alps, marked in English and Japanese. Part of an ancient, 1,200-year-old road, the hike between two old postal villages leads through maples, cypresses, wisteria, and bamboo, with toilet facilities along the way. Don’t forget to ring a bell to scare off black bears before you hike. Use our Nagiso-machi trip planner to visit Nakasendo Tsumagojuku on your trip to Nagiso-machi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The nakasendo trail is an old postal route between Tokyo and Kyoto. The route travels through some beautiful rural villages and stunning countryside. We used Oku Japan, who booked our accommodation in...  more »
  • A beautiful route through a beautiful landscape. Had many photo opportunities. Sometimes climbing sometimes go down. Sometimes stairs are sometimes wooden ramps. It is well signposted how to walk. They apparently have bears in the area because around the so many meters there is a bell that you have to tap/hit.
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