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Explore a historical post town immersed in the nostalgic atmosphere of the Edo period

Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture



Magome-juku is the 43rd post town on the Nakasendo Route, 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 traveling between Edo and Kyoto, and travelers stayed and rested in each post town. Located in the southeastern corner 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.


How to get there

It takes 50 minutes from Nagoya Station to Nakatsugawa Station on the limited express train. After arriving at Nakatsugawa Station, a bus will take you to Magome in 20 minutes.


Magome, Nakatsugawa-shi, Gifu-ken


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