TSUMAGO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 19, 2015: Scenic traditional post town in Japan from Edo period. Famous Nakasendo trail goes between Magome and Tsumago towns.


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.

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