1-Day Kisoji, Nakasendo Trail Tour: Tsumago & Magome Post Towns
Depart from Nagoya together with an English-speaking National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter who will tell you all about the post towns of Tsumago and Magome on this 1-day tour! Listen to some historical anecdotes and learn about tasty local food.
There's plenty of sightseeing to enjoy as the tour will spend at least 150 minutes at Magome and at least 100 minutes at Tsumago. The tour schedule is also convenient for those joining from Tokyo and Osaka. Public transportation and taxis are used for efficient transfers.
The areas to be visited on this tour are post towns which still have some buildings from about 400 years ago. They are becoming popular among international travelers as they offer traditional scenescapes of Japan.
Leave the urban scene of Nagoya and take a trip 400 years to the past. Keep your cellphone in your bag to spend a few hours away from the modern world taking a journey into towns from the days of old.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Magome Tourist Information Center, 4300-1 Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502 Gifu Prefecture
The post town sits on a sloped area which stretches for about 600 meters. The road is paved with stones, and lined with houses that evoke the richness of Japan's history. Take a stroll around Magome where visitors will find a large waterwheel, old Japanese folk houses, historical stone monuments, and more.
Those who would like may be guided around the temple lodging next to the Zen temple's main hall. Enjoy some matcha green tea and traditional Japanese sweets.
*May be unavailable if the temple is closed.
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutesStop At:
Nakasendo Tsumagojuku, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun 399-5302 Nagano Prefecture
The trail between Magome and Tsumago is a well-maintained section of the former Nakasendo, the route that ran along the Kiso Valley and connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo Period. The trail leads through the forest and countryside and, in parts, passes right alongside the houses and fields of local residents.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumagojuku Honjin), 2190 Azuma, Nagiso-machi, Kiso-gun 399-5302 Nagano Prefecture
Tsumago is Japan's first post town to preserve its district, creating an area that has seemingly stopped in time 400 years ago.
Head to the Nagisomachi Museum (Tsumago-juku Honjin & Waki Honjin Okuya). Honjin, the post town's main inn, is where the feudal lords and other people of high status stayed. Afterwards, feel free to enjoy sightseeing.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Refunds will not be provided even if restrictions on entry are placed by the facility on the day without notice, if a customer does not enter a facility for their own reason, if boarding tickets are not used, etc. The Zen temple in Magome may not be visited due to on-going memorial services, etc. This tour will use the limited express train Wide View Shinano (ordinary car, reserved seat) for the round trip between Nagoya and Nakatsugawa/Nagiso. The limited express train Wide View Shinano operating schedule and operating section is subject to change without prior notice. In the case that it cannot be used due to timetable changes, service interruptions, etc., alternate transportation will be provided via Rapid or Local train (ordinary car, non-reserved seat), bus, or other method. For the trip between Tsumago and Nagiso Station, if taxis are full, the tour will take a route bus instead. Refunds will not be issued, and additional payment will not be required in such cases. Also, the order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations."
"Children age 2 and younger may not join this tour."
"Meals Not included. Enjoy a meal on your own while strolling around Magome or Tsumago."
"Please participate in shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in. For the walk along Nakasendo Trail, enjoy approximately 60 minutes of walking along a 3.3 kilometer section of the trail. While the route is easy enough for beginners to walk along, there are some areas with ups and downs, as well as slippery areas. The Nakasendo Trail Walking may not be available due to freezing, heavy rains, or other weather conditions. The decision will be left to the guide. Please use the following average temperatures as a reference: Jan. - Mar.: 0~3°C, Apr. - June: 10~15°C, July - Sept.: 20~25°C, Oct. - Dec.: 5~13°C"
"When it does not reach two minimum passenger count, it may be cancelled up to seven days before. With two child cannot apply."
"When a customer and the lame use of wheelchair participate, a person of assistance, please go together by all means. There is the area that cannot observe the route by the situation of a thing and the customer making a detour for the sightseeing point where barrier-free is insufficient daylong. The guide-interpreters of the whole country assistance please note that cannot help you."
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"・1 person available for 2 seats by purchasing 2 seats.
・Require purchase a mask
・Fever decision 99.5°F/37.5°C or less (Japan standard)
・Those who are sick or have a fever are not allowed to participate. The cancellation fee will be applied at that time."
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Nagoya Station, 1-chōme-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.