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Explore Kiso Valley: Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

Explore Kiso Valley: Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk


Tour Feature

The Nakasendo is an ancient mountain path which connects Kyoto to Tokyo. Along the way, weary travellers would stop at "post towns" to rest and replenish their supplies. On this tour you will walk from Magome-Juku along the mountain trail until you reach Tsumago-Juku. These two post towns will transport you back to the Japanese medieval period.


Tour Schedule


9:00 AM  Meet your guide at the ticket gate of Nakatsugawa station at 9:00 AM.

         Travel by bus to your first stop.


9:35 AM - 10:00 AM      Magome-Juku

Your first destination is Magome-Juku.


10:00 AM - 10:10 AM    Magome Jinba Observatory

This observatory is located just up the slope of Magome-Juku has a great view from an altitude of 801 meters.


11:20 AM - 11:25AM     Odaki and Medaki Waterfall

To the left is Odaki, the male waterfall. To the right is Medaki, the female waterfall.


11:50 AM - 12:10 PM    Otsumago

Otsumago is a district in the Tsumago-Juku preservation area where Hon-Udatsu and Dashibari Zukuri style houses line the streets.


12:30 PM - 1:05 PM    Tsumago-Juku

Tsumago-juku used to have one Honjin inn, one Waki-Honjin inn, and 31 Hatago inns. The commoners would stay at these inns as they journeyed on the highway.


1:05 PM - 1:25 PM    Nagiso Town Museum

This museum sits inside a Waki-honjin Okuya residence, the Hayashiya House, and is a Designated Important Cultural Property.


1:25 PM - 1:45 PM    Waki-honjin Okuya

For generations, this 1877 residence served as a waki-honjin and provision store. Built from fragrant Japanese cypress, which, at the time, had only newly become legalized as a building material, Waki-honjin Okuya was constructed using the best of building technology. A Designated Important Cultural Property, Emperor Meiji also stayed there in 1880.


2:00 PM After visiting Waki-honjin Okuya, head to Nagiso station to end your journey.



  • Pricing

    $130.00 per person (Adult) / $70.00 per person (Child, age 6-12)

    $230.00 per person (For solo participant)

  • Dates

    Daily  (Need to ask)

  • Inclusions

    ・English-speaking guide

    ・Admission fees and transportation costs


  • Exclusions

    ・Food and drink

    ・Transportation to tour pick-up location (if needed)

    ・Trip insurance

    ・Personal expenses such as buying souvenirs


  • Cancellation Policy


    Time of Cancellation

    Cancellation Charges

    After departure or No contact

    No refund.

    The day of the tour (before departure)

    No refund

    The day before the tour


    Between 7 days and 2 days before the tour

    50 %

    Between 14 days and 8 days before the tour


    Up to 15 days before the tour

    0 %

  • Important Notes (Remarks)

    *Personalized tour with a maximum of 8 people

    *Please join us wearing shoes that are easy to walk in because you will walk the mountain paths.

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