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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.
35000 yen (reservation from 2-6 people)
07:30 (12 hours)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Say goodbye to the Nakasendo and take the train to Nagoya where your tour ends.
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