Nakasendo Trail (Nakatsugawa to Nagiso section-Gifu/ Nagano Prefecture)


Traverse a section of the old road between Tokyo and Kyoto, dating back to the Edo Period.
Enjoy villages and landscapes in their natural beauty.
This section of the Nakasendo Trail includes the villages of Magome and Tsumago, known for their meticulous restauration.

Heritage Sites
Picnic Facilities
Public Transport

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

JR Nakatsugawa station or JR Nagiso station.

From either station, there are infrequent buses to the villages of Magome or Tsumago.

The walk can be done in either direction.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

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In my opinion, Magome is very commercial, whereas Tsumago is very natural. Both villages are beautifully preserved.

Wanderlust on 18 Nov, 2022


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