Explore a historical post town immersed in the nostalgic atmosphere of the Edo period
Magome-juku is the 43rd post town on the Nakasendo, one of the main routes connecting Edo (the former name of Tokyo) and Kyoto during the Edo period. This historical route was once used by feudal lords, merchants and others travelling between Edo and Kyoto, and travelers stayed and rested in each post town. Located in the southeast of Gifu Prefecture, Magome-juku is a place where the traditional charms still remain, with old wooden houses, cafes and souvenir shops lining the cobbled streets. Strolling through this post town, you will be immersed in the nostalgic atmosphere of the Edo period and feel like you have stepped back in time. It is also highly recommended to hike and cycle on the Nakasendo Route. As you walk or ride along a rural road surrounded by rich nature, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery changing from season to season.
Access: It takes less than 1 hour from Nagoya Station to Nakatsugawa Station by the limited express. After arriving at Nakatsugawa Station, a bus will take you to Magome in 20 minutes.