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Tsumago

Welcome to Tsumago and Magome on the Old Nagasendo Highway. Tsumago and Magome are located in the southern part of the Kiso Valley in Nagano Prefecture. Many years ago, it was one of the eleven post towns in that district of the Nagasendo Highway. When the Chuo Rail Line was constructed along the Kiso River in 1911, Tsumago lost its role as a post town and it gradually became a deserted village. However, in 1968 a movement to preserve Edo and Meiji Period buildings began and during the following three years many structures were repaired and restored. In 1976, Tsumago was designated as a "Protected Area for the Preservation of Traditional Buildings" by the Japanese government. The Old Nagasendo Highway can now be enjoyed by visitors who wish to see a very important part of old Japan preserved in tact. An alternative to Tsumago is Magome.

** Super Important Points **
- Check In Before 17:00 (5:00pm)
- Pay with Japanese Yen Cash Only
- No Meal Changes

Check In for Dinner Before 17:00
It is very important to check in to your minshuku by 17:00 (5:00pm). If you arrive after this time then they will not be able to serve you dinner but yo will be changed for it. Also there are no other evening restaurants or shops to buy dinner so you will go hungry. We do not want you to go hungry so please check in before 17:00 (5:00pm).

Cash Only Payment:
Minshukus in Tsumago only accept payment by yen cash, so make sure you have enough cash when you travel to Tsumago , also please note that ATMs only work during business hours on business days. Please get cash in a large city before you come to Tsumago . If you do not have enough cash the innkeepers may call the police.

No Show:
Food is purchased and prepared fresh for each traveler. Please let us know if you need to cancel your reservation as these minshuku are family owned, small accommodations so "no shows" cost them money in wasted food and an open room. Also maintaining these historical farm houses is expensive but the families do this as an act of love.

No Meals Changes:
Accommodations in Tsumago and Magome do not accept meal changes so if you have allergies or other meal requirements then we advise that you do not stay overnight in Tsumago or Magome. This is a remote area and there are no grocery stores.

Tsumago Luggage Delivery Service:
If you would like to walk the Nagasendo Road without carrying your luggage, there is a delivery service available. This service will send your luggage between the Magome Information Center and the Tsumago Information Center. The cost per baggage is about 500 yen, and you can drop off your luggage at the information centers from 8:30am until 11:30am (your luggage will arrive at 13:00). This service is in operation: May 21 - July 19 (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays); July 20 - August 31 (Everyday); September 1 - November 23 (Saturday, Sunday, Holidays).

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Fujioto

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Welcome to Fujioto. This Minshuku is conveniently located on the main road in historic Tsumago. Fujioto prides itself on serving its guests delicious meals and offering traditional Japanese style accommodation. Other highlights of Fujioto are the Japanese wooden bath and the beautiful Japanes...

Per Person: ¥10000 ~ ¥15000

 

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Shimosagaya

Style: Minshuku

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Welcome to Shimosagaya. Located in the mountain village of Tsumago, this Minshuku provides relaxation and comfort amid the beautiful surroundings of the Kiso Valley. Guests are also served home-style cuisine, fresh seasonal vegetables and river fish in Shimosagaya's dining area. Shimosagaya only pro...

Per Person: ¥7000 ~ ¥10000

 

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Matsushiroya

Style: Minshuku

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Welcome to Matsushiroya. This is a very cozy Minshuku and it first opened for business in 1804. With 8 Japanese-style rooms, Matsushiroya can accommodate up to 25 guests. All washroom and bathing facilities are shared among the guests. Traditional Japanese cuisine such as carp sashimi, grille...

Per Person: ¥10000 ~ ¥15000

 

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Hanaya Ryokan

Style: Minshuku

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Welcome to Hanaya Ryokan. Built during the Edo Period (1603 - 1867), this Minshuku has been in business ever since. However, a new addition was built recently. Hanaya Ryokan's rooms are all Japanese-style, and the bath is made of Japanese "hinoki" (cypress). The bath is located in the ryokan'...

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