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Tsumago is a well-preserved town in the Kiso Valley, Nagano Prefecture. It is located along the old Nakasendo highway, and while it was once a post town, it is now and important historical district. Post towns in the Edo Period (1600-1868) served as lodging and dining places for travelers along Japan's main highway.

Many of the buildings in Tsumago are quite old, and some built during the Edo Period. The town is protected by the national government because of its historical and cultural importance.

Tours that Visit Tsumago:

North Central Exploration

The North Central Exploration Tour will take you through some of the more remote areas of Japan.

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Winter Nakasendo Trail

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Nakasendo Trail

Walk along the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages.

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Tsumago JNTO

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