Getting there & away
Nakatsugawa and Nagiso stations on the JR Chūō line serve Magome and Tsumago, respectively, though both are still at some distance. Nakatsugawa is connected with Nagoya (Shinano tokkyū, ¥2740, 47 minutes) and Matsumoto (Shinano tokkyū, ¥3980, 70 minutes). A few tokkyū daily stop in Nagiso; otherwise it’s about 20 minutes from Nakatsugawa by futsū (¥320).
Buses leave hourly from Nakatsugawa station for Magome (¥540, 30 minutes). There’s also an infrequent bus service between Magome and Tsumago (¥640, 30 minutes).
From Tsumago, catch the bus to Nagiso station (¥270, 10 minutes, eight per day) or walk there in one hour.
Highway buses operate between Magome and Nagoya’s Meitetsu Bus Centre (¥1810, 1½ hours), as well as Tokyo’s Shinjuku station (¥4500, 4½ hours). Some of these buses leave from the nearby highway interchange, and not from Magome’s own bus terminal.