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Magome Post Town

馬籠宿

Magome Post Town is the furtherest south of the Kiso's 11 post towns.
The old street was destroyed by a fire leaving only the stone path and entry gate, however, you can still feel the taste of post towns of that time as the old street with its rows of old style houses have been reconstructed.
It is a tourist mecca with Tsumago Post Town and is built along a hillside, along its stone paved street. The entry of cars is prohibited to preserve the historic buildings and to allow the tourists to shop freely at souvenir shops on both sides of the street.

Nearest station:
○Take a Nohi bus on the Magome route from Nakatsugawa train station on the JR Tokaido Chuo line and get off at Magome bus stop.
○Take an Ontake Kotsu bus on the Tsumago & Magome route from Nagiso train station on the JR Tokaido line and get off at either Jinba or Magome bus stop.
 *From Jinba bus stop: you will be located at the top of the Post Town so that you would be going down hill as you tour the Post Town.
 *From Magome bus station: Conversely, you would be walking up the hill as you tour the Post Town.
Location:Magome, Nakatsugawa City, Gifu

Attraction 1 : Eishoji

It is a historic temple built in 1558 by Nanarozaemon Shimazaki, the ancestor of Toson Shimazaki, a Magome-born novelist. This temple appears as "Manpukuji" in Toson Shimazaki's novel, "Before the Dawn".
Statues of Kannon made by Enku stand in a hall to the side of the main building of the temple. You can also see the statue of Amitabha Tathagata made with Japanese cypress at the end of Heian period and a poetic tablet by Toson Shimazaki.
If you make reservations in advance, you can eat special vegetarian food such as Kaburamushi (in winter) made with mochi instead of white fish and Goheimochi.