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Nakasendo Walking Trail

Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport
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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.
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Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 92-323-3930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walked from Tsugome to Magome, which is more uphill than the more commonly walked Magome to Tsugome. I think either way is worth doing. I was there end of May and it was about 30C and humid. I walked with my overnight bag so...More

Thank Sophie C
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

just finished 10 day walking tour led by jamie from walk japan group of 9 friends from australia , all around 70 years old very very well done jamie just so good all details done well jamie very friendly & knowledgable kyoto to tokyo challenging...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stayed in the lovely town of Magome and then hit the trail early the next morning. There's some steep inclines in the first half hour, which my legs weren't used to! We put a halfhearted effort into ringing the bells, as we didn't really...More

4  Thank Helvin3
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to stay first night in magome, second in tsumago , third in kiso Fukushima , fourth in narai , and last in matsumoto before heading back to Tokyo by the tourist information. It enables you to see kiso route of nakasendo in...More

1  Thank Chikam00
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We just did the trail between Magome and Tsumago and have enjoyed it immensely. Many have already described the beauty of this trail so I won't repeat what most have already said. Instead, I would like to provide some tips to encourage those who may...More

11  Thank Mutter1
Reviewed 6 January 2017

A beautiful 8km walk from Magome to Tsumago, following paved roads, dirt tracks, steep stairways and crossing bridges. A fairly easy walk which we did in our vans-type shoes. Recommend walking from Magome to Tsumago for an easier walk (more downhill than uphill), however expect...More

3  Thank snatravel
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We did this 10 day walk beginning November 12 2016 We dealt with Andy Moser from Oku Japan who was fantastic to deal with - all went very smoothly It's a good walk - with options if you want to do something a bit easier...More

8  Thank jobAuckland
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful walk, nice and easy and very scenic. The leaves were changing colors and the weather was perfect.

3  Thank umshamrock
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this to anyone who likes to hike! Beautiful scenery that changes along the way. You also pass through preserved towns and a tea house where you can warm up and relax. I did this hike in mid November and foliage was beautiful.

Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I had read about this walk and was keen to so it and so glad I did. Caught the 7am train from Nagoya with JR Pass as 8am reserved seats all gone, then connecting bus from Nakatsugawa station to Magome. If you have to wait...More

5  Thank lady5000
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Michele W
What tour company did you use? What was the cost?
29 May 2017|
Response from Chikam00 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't use tour company at all, you can take train to Nakatsugawa station on Japan Rail, and there's a bus to Magome-Juku from there. JR ticket can be bought with foreign credit card, but you need change for bus - about... More
is it nearer to fly to osaka or nagoya for the nakasendo trail walk?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Chikam00 | Reviewed this property |
Nakasendo goes from Tokyo to Kyoto but where it's conserved the best is near Gifu prefecture and Nagano prefecture which is closer to Nagoya. You can take train from Nagoya direct to nakatsugawa station, from where you can... More
Are there any maps or walking guides for the trail from Magome through to Yokokawa? I know there are maps from Magome to Tsumago but I want to go on from there.
26 November 2016|
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Response from Jesse W | Reviewed this property |
You can continue walking on to Nagiso but I didn't see any information beyond that.