Tsumago-juku, a highly recommendable place if you want the atmosphere of the Edo period

Tsumagojuku was a ‘inn town’ along the Nakasendo highway which joined Edo (Tokyo) and Kyo (Kyoto) during the Edo period. This small town is located in Nagano prefecture, central Japan.  Once you come into the town, you would feel as if you have been transported back to the Edo period.  This is not an exaggeration!  This town retains a traditional atmosphere so well.  It’s so impressive this town is not a replica but a real thing.

Tsumago-juku town suddenly appears deep in the mountains.

The townscape is just like what we can see in TV period dramas and historical movies.    It seems as if Samurai could look down from a window.

This area also has some nice hiking courses (1 hour, 1.5 hour, and 3 hour courses).  Visitors can enjoy both history and beautiful nature.

★★★ It is a little hard to get here, but it is worth visiting.


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