Tsumago is the other town connected by the Magome – Tsumago trail of the Nakasendo, within the Kiso Valley region of the Japan. The town gives a whole new meaning to the word “charming” as every bit of it seemed to have been built to enthrall visitors of the 21st century. Like its sister town Magome, Tsumago is a historical postal town that flourished during the Edo period.
To say that Tsumago is picturesque is really an understatement. The beauty of the town lies in its traditional Japanese architecture. All the original buildings in town are made of dark cedar, which glistens beautifully under the early morning and late afternoon sun. The houses and buildings have aged magnificently and provide a striking contrast to the snow-covered environment during winter (the time we visited).