Nakasendo Trail: Magome to Tsumago

MODERATE 12 reviews

Nakasendo Trail: Magome to Tsumago is a 11.3 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nakatsugawa Shi, Gifu, Japan that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 11.3 km Elevation Gain: 334 m Route Type: Point to Point

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Hiking from Magome to Tsumago in the Japanese Alps. This hike is a small section of the former Nakasendo (once connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo Period.) The trail is a well maintained and well signed in English and Japanese at almost every turn. It starts uphill for the first 3 Km and then once over the Magome pass, hikers are able to purchase a walking stick to begin collecting wooden brands from all over Japan.  Stick costs 1200 yen and comes with the first brand.  Stop in at the Tourist Information Center in Tsumago to get your 2nd brand (free!)   Leave yourself at least 2.5 hrs for just the hike and an additional 45-60 min to explore the towns and eat.  Overall the trail is stone paved and the trail leads through the wooded areas, behind local homes, and through small fields.  There are sections where you cross the main road to continue hiking on the trail.  There are also numerous bear bells that hikers are encouraged to ring along the way.   There is bus that runs between the two cites. http://www.japan-guide.com/bus/kiso.html Nagiso Station to Tsumago and Magome. There is also a baggage forwarding service you can look into.

We walked from Nakatsugawa Station to Magome, but up to the first paved steps in Ochiai isn’t great but is pretty from the Ochiai steps to Magome. More of a walk than a hike.

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8 months ago

Nothing to add to the previous description. Definitely an awesome day-hike. I would love to do it again during the Spring or Fall for the colors.

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