Magome lies in the Kiso Valley in Gifu Prefecture, a post town and the 43rd of the 69 stations of the Nakasendō, a major route connecting Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo period.
The town is well restored and maintained: the main street is a broad stone-paved walkway bordered with plants. Magome’s careful preservation and embellishment contrasts with the rugged authenticity of neighbouring Tsumago. The two towns are connected by the Magome-Tsumago Trail, a road which formed part of the Nakasendo.
Honjin/Toson Memorial Museum
The Toson Kinenkan dedicated to the novelist Toson Shimazaki
The main street’s wood and plaster Edo-style buildings
The well-maintained section of the former Nakasendo route that connected Tokyo with Kyoto during the Edo Period