TokyoCityTOUR AreaGuide

Chūbu Region




In the heart of the Japan Alps, located in the Kiso valley, far away from busy metropolis and neon lights, lies a slice of old Japan.

Surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of central Japan's Chubu region, this quiet post town has been referred to as a woodblock print come to life.

Magome offers a side of Japan that many travelers never get to see, a mountain town where water wheels spin slowly in front of Japanese Inns and the bells of Buddhist monks collecting alms from shopkeepers echo through the narrow streets as afternoon approaches.

If you are lucky enough to make it here, a visit to Magome is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Japan.