A post town of the old highway system preserves the feeling of the Edo period. Going for a stroll on the cobblestone route really makes you feel like a traveler in the olden days!
The Nakasendo is an old highway between Tokyo and Kyoto along which there used to be many post towns, places where travelers could spend the night. Among these is Magome, awarded a one-star rating by the Michelin Green Guide Japan. Magome is relatively unique among the post towns throughout the country for being located on very precipitous terrain. It is said that the name Magome (written with "horse" and "basket") derives from the fact that travelers were forced to leave their horses at the inns because the road was too steep for horses to climb. The cobblestone streets are lined with old, lattice-windowed residential houses, museums, tea houses, and souvenir shops on both sides, a scene that very much resembles how the post town looked in the Edo period hundreds of years ago.
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Basic Information

Address Magome, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu
Access 20-minute taxi ride from JR Nakatsugawa Station From Nakatsugawa Station, board the Kita Ena Bus on the Magome Line and get off at the "Magome" bus stop
Telephone Number 0573-69-2336