Day 1 - Nakasendo Walking Trail (Magome - Tsumago)
Nakasendo Walking Trail, Japan
Trek from Magome to Tsumago today, a beautiful part of the Nakesendo Highway and arguably the most famous route.
After arriving in Magome you will begin your three hour trek to Tsumago, the beginning of your Nakesendo trek. The trek covers approximately 8.3 km / 5.2 miles and at times is quite steep and elevated. The trek climbs steadily to Touge, a small settlement before reaching the beautiful Magome Pass.
You'll continue on to tiny town of O-Tsumago before reaching Tsumago. Tsumago is one of the best preserved postal towns on the route and is where you will spend the night. On today's trek you'll pass through small tracks of forest, through small postal towns, passing by vegetable plots, houses and paddy fields. You will follow detailed instructions and maps that will be sent to you before you depart so directing yourself is very easy.