Tsumago was one of the post towns on Nakasendo, one of the five highways in the Edo period(1603-1867). There were 69 post towns on Nakasendo connecting Edo(Tokyo) with Kyoto, but most of them were modernized and lost their original look. Tsumago and Magome will show you what atmosphere they were in.
Tsumago has a lot of attractive sights to see. Tsumago-Honjin, the main inn for feudal lords, was rebuilt in 1995. Waki-Honjin was originally the secondary inn for feudal lord's warriors. The present Waki-Honjin was reconstructed in 1877 before Emperor Meiji visited Tsumago to welcome him, and still remains. Most interesting thing could be the street which were lined with old houses and shops where you can enjoy strolling and shopping a lot.
Walking from Tsumago to Magome(about 8km hike) is also highly recommended! You must feel like ancient tourists while you are walking on a paved path in forests in Kiso Valley.
Purposenow this is Japanese cuisine,health,shopping,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Shizuoka Airport (about 103.1km) Google Transit