Nakasendo Walking & Cycling Tour of Magome-Juku and Kashimo

Overview

Discover the traditional spirit in the historical areas of Magome-Juku and Kashimo, by strolling and cycling around this beautiful and quaint station on the Nakasendo road in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture.

Highlights

  • Explore the historical post town of Magome-juku
  • Cycle Kashimo and enjoy the tranquil, rural beauty
  • Visit traditional old houses as well as the Meijiza
  • Walk and cycle in a time trip back to the Edo period
  • Dive deep inside the local cultures

Key Information

Important Information

- An English-speaking or German-speaking guide will accompany you. - Meal is not included, so please have lunch on your own. - Please wear clothes suitable for cycling.

Description

Experience the Edo Period today with a visit to Magome-juku. For example, here you will find an old wooden fire hydrant and learn how the local fire brigade fought fires. Escape the hustle and bustle of Japan's large modern metropolises, and experience history and culture through local people, places, and objects. Once a strategically important point of defense in the Edo Period, Kashimo lies at the intersection of the Hida, Mino, and Tono regions of Gifu. Today most of Kashimo is forested, and large portions of this area have been designated for the reconstruction and repair of national treasures. Kashimo is also home to Kashimo Meijiza Theater, a wooden building constructed in 1894, and one of the few theaters with a revolving stage and a runway still in use today. Kashimo Meijiza Theater was designated as an important cultural asset of Gifu Prefecture in 1972. Stroll Magome-juku to soak up its history, or enjoy the fresh air as you cycle the Kashimo countryside, taking a break to visit a local house and meet the residents. We have prepared two plans. Select the one that best suits your preferences: walk Magome-juku first or cycle Kashimo first. ~ Plan 1 – Kashimo Cycling followed by Magome-Juku Walking ~ 08:25 take the bus from Nakatsugawa Station (or 8:55 bus from Gero Station) bound for Kashimo 09:35 meet up with the guide at Kashimo Sogo Jimusho (Kashimo General Office) bus stop. ・Enjoy 6 km of cycling, visit a local house and the Meijiza (approx. 2-3 hours). ・The guide will drive you to Magome-juku (approx. 1 hour) ・Stroll around Magome-juku (free time, approx. 1-2 hours) 15:55-16:20 Magome to Nakatsugawa Station (no bus bound for Gero) ~ Plan 2 – Magome-Juku Walking followed by Kashimo Cycling ~ 09:10 take the bus from Nakatsugawa Station bound for Magome 09:35 meet up with the guide at the Magome bus stop ・Stroll around Magome-juku (free time, approx. 1-2 hours) ・The guide will drive you to Kashimo (approx. 1 hour) ・Enjoy 6 km of cycling, visit a local house and the Meijiza (approx. 2-3 hours) 16:43 Kashimo Sogo Jimusho (Kashimo General Office) to Gero Station (arrive at 17:17) Or 16:45 Kashimo Sogo Jimusho (Kashimo General Office) to Nakatsugawa Station (arrive at 17:47) The tour is available every day from the end of March to the end of November.

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