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I’d like to talk about the Magome-Tsumago hiking path on old Nakasendo trail.
Nakasendo Trail (Magome-Tsumago)
If you like traditional vibes you’ll enjoy both Magome and Tsumago small towns since they have a lot of old buildings.
Official tourism page
Of course you could visit one town or the other but one interesting thing is to walk the old trail between the 2 towns. It’s a 2 hours stroll.
I also like that there are a lot of buses going to other famous touristic spots such as Gero onsen.
Magome-Tsumago can be a one day trip if you are in the area or a stop if your trip il has a bigger scale.
Oh and for Pokemon Go lovers: seems they have a real world Pokestop in Magome.
Stock photos of Magome-juku
Now that momiji season is upon us I would like to share this famous spot for Japanese maples in Aichi: the Korankei gorge.
It's on my to go list for a while but I still haven't had a chance to go.
Maybe avoid it if you don't like crowded places, I've heard it's quite crowded during momiji peak season 😱🍁
Details, access and local map in English here:
A spot that you can't miss if you visit Nagoya (Aichi) is the Osu Shopping district. It has a lot of shops going from second hand kimono stores to subculture shops (otaku culture, gothloli, music) and also a lot of street food selling stores (traditional Japanese sweets such as taiyaki or dango but also the latest street food trends -korean food for example). You'll find also several temples such as Osu Kannon temple. Whatever your interests are you'll find something for you in Osu!
Official website 👇
You can also find a lot of info about it in English since it's an important landmark in Nagoya.
Also allow me to promote my friend's activity. She's a durable tourism specialist and offers guided tours in Osu 👇
If you like Shinto shrines I recommend that you visit Ise Jingu in Mie prefecture. It's one of the most (if not the most) important shrine in Japan.
If you visit Ise Jingu, make sure to go to the Okage Yokocho shopping street nearby to eat local food and snacks and buy local souvenirs 😉
Easy access from Osaka or Nagoya with Kintetsu railways.
I really enjoyed taking my family to Okazaki city for a day. We visited the 2 hatchō miso factories and the Okazaki castle. Very good memories. Easy access by train.
I thought I'll add the links for this activity too.
++Maruya Hatcho miso website (English page): https://www.8miso.co.jp/english.html
++About Maruya Hatcho miso (English):
++Kakukyu Hatcho miso website (English page): https://www.kakukyu.jp/global/english.asp
++About Okazaki castle (English): https://www.aichi-now.jp/en/spots/detail/37/
Both Hatcho miso factories/storehouses visits are free!!