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Museum in Tsumago

Waki-honjin (Okuya) & Local History Museum

The former rest stop for the daimyōs' (domain lords') retainers, this waki-honjin was reconstructed in 1877 by a former castle builder under special dispensation from Emperor Meiji. It contains a lovely moss garden …
Noodles in Tsumago


If you're hungry after a long walk, you can't go past a chilled bowl of handmade Kiso zaru-soba.
Historic Building in Tsumago


It was in this building that the daimyō themselves would spend the night, although the building's architecture is more noteworthy than its exhibits. A combined ticket (adult/child ¥700/350) includes admission to Wak…