Welcome to Tsumago
Tsumago (妻籠), about 15 minutes' walk from end to end, feels like an open-air museum village. Part of Nagiso town, it has been designated a protected area for the preservation of traditional buildings: modern developments such as telephone poles aren't allowed to mar the scene. The dark-wood glory of its lattice-front buildings is particularly beautiful at dawn and dusk. Film and TV crews are often spotted here.
On 23 November the Fuzoku Emaki parade, featuring townsfolk in Edo-period costume, is held along the Nakasendō in Tsumago.