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Gifu Nakasendo 1-Day Tour: Tsumago&Magome

by ERIKO
(24) Reviews
7h $ 279 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • Tsumago post town (waiking or bus ride from Nagiso Station to Tsumago)
  • historic sites: honjin and waki-honjin inns for feudal lords and nobility, and cheap inns for commoners
  • Jimba to Magome (walking or bus ride, visiting historic spots)
  • sampling local refreshments; chestnut ice cream, rice cake with sweet miso-based source and more
  • shopping local specialities
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279.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up.
$ 13.95
Hotel drop off.
$ 13.95
Extra one person.
$ 37.20

Overview

Tsumago and Magome are the 17th-century post towns in the Nakasendo Road in mountainous Gifu Prefecture. Especially, Tsumago is Japan's first important preservation district of historic buildings. Many old buildings like inns, shops, and tea houses are centered around the post stations, having preserved an old and good atmosphere.

What to Expect

Once you get in the towns, you feel as if you were a traveler in the 17th century. You can enjoy a relaxing walking, historic sites in the towns, local foods, and beautiful views of Kiso Valley.

Organized by ERIKO

Licensed Guide
(24) Reviews

Highlights

  • Tsumago post town (waiking or bus ride from Nagiso Station to Tsumago)
  • historic sites: honjin and waki-honjin inns for feudal lords and nobility, and cheap inns for commoners
  • Jimba to Magome (walking or bus ride, visiting historic spots)
  • sampling local refreshments; chestnut ice cream, rice cake with sweet miso-based source and more
  • shopping local specialities

Important

You can use public transportation, but you have to walk in the towns. Please wear your comfortable shoes and clothes.
Nakasendo is a mountainous area subject to weather. Please bring your umbrella and a jacket in case of sudden rain.



What‘s included
guide fee
all arrangements for your tour
What‘s not included
hotel pick up & drop off
transportation fare ( JR Pass Users=JPY1,460 / non JR Pass users=JPY5,620 / guide=JPY8,500)
admission fees to museums (you)
lunch fee (you and guide)
Meeting Point
Nagoya Station
Ending Point
Magome Bus Stop
Duration
7 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About ERIKO


Licensed Guide

(24) Reviews

Contact ERIKO
Response Time 2 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello everyone,

I am Eriko, a mother of two adult sons, a former backpacker, and a national licensed tour guide with open mind. I was born and grew up in Aichi Prefecture in central Japan, and have lived in Tokyo with my family for almost 30 years.

My childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, an English interpreter, or an expert who can command the English language. Also I like Japanese history. I therefore majored in Japanese history and minored in English-language education, and worked as an English teacher at a high school and a preparatory school. After enjoying parenting and my hobbies in Hong Kong and Tokyo, I worked as a Tokyo Metropolitan volunteer tour guide for two years.

I finally got the certified tour guide license in 2017. Since then, I have taken special guiding training in various places such as TOKYO, NIKKO, HAKONE, KYOTO, NARA and more. Also, I'm very familiar with my hometown areas such as AICHI and GIFU including NAKASENDO ROAD, TAKAYAMA, SHIRAKAWAGO etc. I have delivered around 60 tours in those areas now, and clearly realized this is my favorite and best job blending my childhood dream, interests and pleasure.

There are a lot of things I enjoy such as traveling, meeting with people from the world, photography, appreciating art, doing gardening, learning what I have not known yet. Especially, I like traveling at home and abroad based on the itineraries I make on my own. I have explored more than 20 countries so far, and was always helped by local people when I got troubles. Even though those troubles have turned priceless, from my experiences, having local guides and learning Japan from them would make your travel more colorful and unforgettable.

Now I think this is my turn to assist you so you can explore Japan at your own pace and in a relaxing way. I am flexible about destinations and can arrange the tours according to your preference. I'd like to make your travel to Japan special by sharing my experiences, knowledge, and love of all things Japanese with you.

Let's explore Japan together! I'm here to help you! read more


Reviews ( 24 )

Excellent
3 days ago |   by JEANNIE

“ Eriko Nomoto- Review -Tokyo Guide ”

My husband and I enjoyed the time we spent with Eriko. She is very knowledgeable in all the places she took us - the temple, shrine, parks. She even managed to get us to a free Geisha show. Amazing. Wonderful trip. Jim and I are very grateful to have her as a guide.

Excellent
6 days ago |   by Dan

“ Wonderful tour! ”

We had a wonderful day exploring Tokyo with Eriko. She was very knowledgeable and took the time to teach us about the sights we visited. Her English is excellent and she is very friendly and personable. Highly recommended!

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Vidya

“ Amazing overview of Tokyo ”

Eriko was very organized, efficient, patient and kind. She picked us up at our hotel, helped us get our Suica cards and navigate the subways, then took us on a whirlwind tour through Tokyo to the sites we had picked ( Meiji shrine, imperial palace gardens, Ueno Park and Sensoji temple ) after 25,000 step she took us back to our hotel. We had a wonderf sushi lunch at the fish market where Eriko showed us the proper way to eat sushi. She also showed us how to wash our hands before entering a shrine and how to pray at the shrine. After the tour she sent us a list of additional places we should go to ( as she knew we would be exploring on our own for the next few days) and how to get there based on my children’s interests (Pokemon Center, video games, the best place to see cherry blossoms and go row boating, museums as well as other cultural sites). Overall worth every penny. It was like having a friend in Tokyo show you around and make sure you were comfortable. THANK YOU ERIKO!!!

Poor
1 week ago |   by Christian

“ The highlight was Ueno park which was really very beautiful. ”

Eriko is a friendly person with poor knowledge about Tokyo. We did not get many explanations. In the afternoon she seemed to be already quite tired so she left us shortly after 4 pm. She was very helpfull when we wanted to change money.

Very Good
4 weeks ago |   by Joop

“ Friendly and flexible ”

This is our first trip to Japan starting in Tokyo. Eriko showed us the hightlights of Tokyo in 3,5 days. She was well prepared and learned us how to use the metro and train system. Due to the weather conditions we like to change the program and she adapted quickly. We like to thank Eriko for the first wonderful days in Japan.

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