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A pleasant outing from Matsumoto.

We went there by train from Matsumoto, for a days outing. Many of the shops were closed possibly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RoKeith
,
Melbourne
A nice train ride through the Kiso valley

The train ride feels like time travelling. In slightly more than two hours, we arrived at Narai... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sia65
,
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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“edo period” (8 reviews)
“post town” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Narai, Shiojiri 399-6303, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there by train from Matsumoto, for a days outing. Many of the shops were closed possibly because it was a Sunday, although we had expected they would be open. Enough were open to make it a pleasant and interesting day though. We had...More

Thank RoKeith
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride feels like time travelling. In slightly more than two hours, we arrived at Narai Juku from bustling Nagoya. Most of the shops were shut but there are still options for lunch and even coffee and cakes. Try the fresh handmade soba which...More

Thank Sia65
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely old town with Beautiful Mountains surrounding, great experience to see how the Japanese lived many years ago, the architecture is amazing, a lovely peaceful place to walk through away from the hustle & bustle, but a traditional bun from one of the little eateries,...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

My absolute favourite of the post towns in the Kiso Valley. It feels less prettified, much less commercial, and gives me a better sense of how these historic towns would have looked in the Edo period. Also, less crowded with tourists I imagine (it was...More

Thank venividivice
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

These accommodations were built in 17th century. There were 69 stations built and Narai-juku is onenof them. A step back into history where these stations accommodated those travelling on foot across the country. Very touristy area and many of the buildings are home to shops.

Thank Jayne J
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Travel from Nagano to Shiojiri & change train to Narai. Connecting train is not frequent so need to plan your time well both getting there & leaving the place. Narai station is quiet small station, no locker, glad we could leave our luggage with tourist...More

Thank cooblue
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We drove to Naraijuku on a wet day after previously visiting Tsumago and Magome. It’s not a lot different to the other old postal towns except that there are cars here driving through the street, thereby losing some of its authenticity. There is a temple...More

2  Thank YappsHK
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This town is beautiful. It is less touristy and so friendly. Narai has great shopping for lacquer ware and craft as well as delicious eateries. Walking the Tori pass from Narai was also a highlight.

Thank Karenag42
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

this is an old post town and there are a lot of nice shops where you can get handcraft items and souvenirs. Worth a visit. If you come by car : parking is very difficult to find. The main street is for pedestrians only and...More

1  Thank StefanS71
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night at Echigoya Ryokan and enjoyed the quietness of the old town. It is one street of quaint old buildings of shops (mainly cottage industry) that can be covered in half a day. Well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank TravellerfromSIN
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Hi I am not sure however you may find one on the internet or contact a Hotel via e mail and ask them, good luck.
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Response from Tony P | Reviewed this property |
We had lunch in a small restaurant between Magome and Tsumago. It was pretty good actually, with noodles and rice dishes. The restaurant offered horse meat, served like a tataki. But you could also take snacks along the 3... More
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