Hello, My husband and 18 year old son and I are planning on walking parts of the Nakasendo Trail. We were wondering if theres is luggage transfer between Tsumago and Kiso and between Kiso and Narai (after Tori Pass). Also we would like to know if it is possible to hire a guide for two days. Thank you for your help
There is luggage transfer service between Tsumago and Magome-juku, but currently there isn’t any service between other areas of the Nakasendo trail. It may be best to pack light for your journey through the Nakasendo and send your luggage to your next hotel. Most hotels can do this for you, and depending on distance it will take one or two days for your luggage to arrive.
As for guides, we have a list of certified foreign language guides in Nagano prefecture. If you send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, we can send that list to you.
I hope that helps answer your question. Let me know if I can help you with anything else.