Magome-juku Historic Post Town
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!
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.
Cherry blossoms blooming along the cobblestone road
Steep slopes and the autumn foliage
Snowy post town in the winter
|Address / Map||Magome, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu | Map|
|Telephone Number||0573-69-2336 （Magome Tourism Association - Magome-juku Tourist Information）|
|Directions||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