Nakasendo Trail History
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Table of Contents
- Best Time to Hike the Nakasendo Trail
- Nakasendo Itinerary
- Preparation Before You Hike
- Nagiso Station to Tsumago
- Tsumago Post Town
- Tsumago to Magome
- Where to Stay in Magome: Guest House Motomiya
- Magome to Nakatsugawa Station
- Final Thoughts
- Nakasendo Vlog
Best Time to Hike the Nakasendo Trail
- Kanayama Station → Nagiso Station with a transfer at Nakatsugawa Station. ¥3,420. Note that IC cards don’t work when you get to Nagiso Station so get a train ticket before boarding! (If you accidentally use your IC card, you will need to pay for a ticket with cash on the train and then clear your IC card with an attendant at the next station.)
- Nagiso Station → Tsumago
- Tsumago → Magome (overnight stay at Guest House Motomiya)
- Magome → Nakatsugawa Station
Preparation Before You Hike
A rain cover for your backpack is a great way to ensure your stuff stays dry.
Nagiso Station to Tsumago
3.5km | Bus or Walk
Tsumago Post Town
Tsumago to Magome
7.7km | Walk
Odaki / Medaki (Male Waterfall and Female Waterfall)
Where to Stay in Magome: Guest House Motomiya
I made this reservation on Booking.com! It was super straightforward to book and the host was very responsive. One of my favorite booking platforms for travel stays, I highly recommend checking it out!
Breakfast was delicious too!
Magome to Nakatsugawa Station
8.1 km | walk
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