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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Good but touristy

Ready to get to by bus and a good walk up the hill between Edo period housing but it's turning into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Gambier, Australia
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Old village

We stopped here for an hour to sightsee there is a beautiful old street with old Japanese buildings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beijing, China
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Magome, Nakatsugawa 508-0502, Gifu Prefecture
+81 573-69-2336
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ready to get to by bus and a good walk up the hill between Edo period housing but it's turning into tourist central and the wifi and coffee signs and the giant plastic ice cream detract from the feel of the place.

Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for an hour to sightsee there is a beautiful old street with old Japanese buildings dating back centuries. Many are now gift shops, cafe or restaurant. There is a tourist information half way up where we discovered we are able to hike...More

Thank Angie_travel888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is small but a very well preserved (or restored, it was once burnt down) old town. Without going into museums and taking photos, 2 hours is good enough. However we did spend half day there for museums and shops, buildings there preserve the Edo-jidai...More

Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Near the watermill you can find the best barista in the neighborhood. Go and try one of their coffees.

Thank alain s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

June 2016 - We had planned to hike the Old Postal Highway from Magome to Tsumago and take the bus back, but by the time we took the train from Tokyo and made it into Nakatsugawa and waited for the bus and then walked to...More

Thank jennigens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Next morning, we drove farther East to cross the prefectural boundary from Fukui to Gifu. We drove almost all around Gifu prefecture on the second day. We went into the prefecture from the Northwestern corner, and drove past to the Easternmost part of it, Magome....More

Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you like climbing a hill, this is the place for you. Many souvenir shops and ryokan. Hike between Magome and Tsumago on the old Nakasen-Do, take the expensive bus back.

Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a wonderful stay in Japan. Jeng, the hard working owner made us really welcome and the bonus of her fantastic cooking using local and fresh ingredients both for the traditional large Japanese breakfast and the evening meals set us up for the trek...More

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We decided to try an excursion to Magome from Nagoya after reading many positive reviews online. Magome is a scenic little town where Japanese architecture and customs have been restored and preserved, and it is located in the Kiso Valley. It is very easy to...More

1  Thank cal8888
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Magome is a beautiful little town. The hike from Magome to Tsumago is very cool. The scenery is amazing.

Thank Carol V
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18 March 2017|
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Response from kristyjrussell | Reviewed this property |
We only spent a day walking the path from one town to another but wished we had at least had one overnight stay. If it were us ( a family with teenage kids) we wouldnt have arranged this through a tour company, but it just... More
13 December 2015|
Response from neliCZka | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you want to explore this town without taking photos without crowds, then half day is more than enough. And if you do not count also hike to Tsumago. If you want to explore Magome and also Tsumago, then whole day is... More