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