Over the pass from nearby Tsumago, the old post town of Magome is slightly larger, with a mix of new and old buildings away from the strictly traditional main street. There is little in the way of museums or sights, but it makes a wonderful place to wander and get your bearings before starting the gentle hike to Tsumago.

Experiences in Magome

Nakasendo Way Hike

In the Edo Period (1603 - 1867), a trade route was developed between Edo (Tokyo) the new capital and Kyoto, the former capital. This route was known as the Nakasendo, the 'Way through Mountains' and today much of the original...