We are going to do a small section of the Nakasendo walk in 2 days on our own:
Day 1 Train from Osaka to Nakatsugawa, walk from Naktsugawa to Magome ( Overnight at Magome)
Day 2 Walk Magome to Tsumago, then take a bus from Tsumago to Nagiso ( Overnight at Nagiso)
Firstly, any advice for the above itinerary planned?
We will like to carry only daypack during our walks in day 1 and day 2, as I understand that there are local luggage transfer services but only from Magome to Tsumago. I have checked that there are takuhaibin services that can transfer luggage. Would like to explore if this option. Appreciate it if you can advise if this is possible to transfer our bigger bag transfer from Osaka to Nagiso ( in this way, we don\’t have to carry big bags to the bullet train and save time on our day 1 walk)?
Is takuhaibin service available from Naktsugawa to Nagiso? or any better option?
Thank you very much.
Looks like a good trip! I personally love Magome and Tsumago, so I hope you enjoy them too. Have you already picked your hotels? I’m not sure what hotels are available in Nagiso, and it doesn’t have the same charm as Tsumago does. If you haven’t chosen a hotel already, I would consider staying around Tsumago instead.
As for your luggage, same-day luggage transfer service is available from Nakatsugawa Station to Magome and between Magome and Tsumago. You can drop your bag off at the tourism information center at each respective area between 8:30 and 11:30, and it will arrive at 13:00. The cost is 500 yen per bag.
You can also send baggage from major airports and train stations using services such as Kuroneko Yamato. For more details, see their hands-free travel website for international visitors.
I hope that helps!