Magome-Tsumago Hiking Tour from Nagoya

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12 hours
Owari Region
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 6
Your Experience at a Glance

Hike the Nakasendo trail from Magome to Tsumago, and explore both beautiful post towns history and culture as well as the stunning nature along the hiking path. Try your hand at the local wood craftsmanship as a special highlight of your day in the mountains of Central Japan.

Experience Price

42,000 yen/person (reservation from 2-6 people)

Experience Type

Private Tour

Meeting Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

End Location

Nagoya Station Golden Clock (Google Maps)

Start Time and Duration

07:30 (12 hours)

Languages Offered

English, Spanish, German, Japanese

Language Proficiency

English: Fluent ★★★★
German: Native ★★★★★
Spanish: Native ★★★★★
Japanese: Fluent ★★★★

Price Includes

  • Tour guide fee
  • Lunch and Wagashi sweet
  • Entry fee to museum
  • Wood workshop

Price Excludes

  • All transportation fees throughout the tour
  • Transportation to and from the experience

Additional Information

  • Bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
  • If you have any food allergies please let us know at the time of your booking
  • Not accessible for strollers and wheelchairs
What You'll Do

From Nagoya take the train and then bus to Magome, one of the post towns along the Nakasendo, the old merchant route connecting Tokyo and Kyoto during the Edo Period. 

From there hike the 7.8-kilometer-long trail to the next post town Tsumago, an even older and more beautiful mountain village. The hike leads along old paths through forests and stunning nature all year round.

At Tsumago you will try the local Hoba Miso for lunch as well as some delicious soft serve ice cream for desert.

As a highlight of this tour, you will then visit a 1200-year-old wood workshop where you can try your own hands at producing a wooden plate according to ancient techniques.

  • Walk the path of the Samurai between Magome and Tsumago
  • Sample the local Hoba Miso for lunch
  • Produce a unique wooden plate at a traditional wood workshop
Impressions of the Tour
Your Experience Step by Step

MeetingNagoya Station

Meet your guide at Nagoya Station and take the train to Magome, one of the most beautiful post towns of the Nakasendo, in Gifu prefecture.

HikeMagome to Tsumago

Enjoy a 2-3-hour hike in nature along the old Nakasendo highway between Magome and Tsumago, with a short break at a picturesque rest house to have some tea and sweets.

LunchHoba Miso with Beef Steak

On arrival in Tsumago enjoy the local Hoba Miso with beef steak lunch using the regional Shinshu cattle, and other local ingredients such as Hoba leaves and Miso soybean paste.

For desert, you can enjoy local chestnut or apple soft serve ice cream while exploring the picturesque town of Tsumago.

ActivityWood Workshop

Working the wood into daily items is a craft that has been practiced for more than 1200 years in the region. During this workshop, you can try working wood yourself learning ancient woodworking techniques from a master craftsman.

EndTrain to Nagoya

Say goodbye to the Nakasendo and take the train to Nagoya where your tour ends.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host
Lena and Elly hosts

Lena Yamaguchi & Elisabeth Llopis

We are the co-founders of Nagoya is not boring. We look forward to guiding you around our adoptive home Nagoya and its off-beat surroundings.

Lena is from Germany and she especially loves exploring food and food culture in Japan. Her favorite food is Hitsumabushi, Nagoya’s version of grilled eel on rice.

Elly, from the resort island of Mallorca in Spain, loves all things Japanese culture including traditional dance, tea ceremony, and flower arrangement.

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