Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Nagiso-machi

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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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  • Ever since watching the seven samurai with my dad in the sixties have been fascinated by old edo japan. This for me was an indulgent escape to visit part of the trail used by feudal warlords to pay...  more »
  • My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day walk through the Kiso valley on the Nakasendo trail. Mac's Adventures( in partnership with Oku) was the company we used and everything - accommodation...  more »

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