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Nakasendo Walk: Some help please

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My friends and I are planning on walking the Nakasendo highway this April. Our itinerary is:

Day 1: Train from Kyoto to Nakatsugawa. Walk to Magome, then to Tsumago. Overnight in Tsumago
Day 2: Walk from Tsumago to Nojiri. Then train to Kiso-Fukushima. Overnight in Kiso-Fukushima.
Day 3. Walk from Kiso to base of Kaida Plateau. Walk to Kaida Plateau. Overnight in Kaida Plateau.
Day 4. Train back to Kiso-Fukushima. Walk to Naria passing through Torii Pass. Then train to Tokyo.

We just copied this itinerary from various tour agencies so we're not entirely clear of the trail. We are doing this without a guide, and no one in our party has done this trail before. None of us speak Japanese either.

My questions:
1. I've been told the trail from Magome to Tsumago is well-marked and easy to follow. Is this true? Will we be able to do this on our own without getting lost?
2. How is the trail from Tsumago to Nojiri? Is this well marked as well? I understand that it is a long trail (21 km?), and we won't have much time if we get lost. Can we take the train to Kiso-Fukushima from any town before Nojiri, so that if we decide not to finish the trail up to Nojiri, we can train to Kiso-Fukushima?
3. For the part from Kiso-Fukushima to the Kaida Plateau, we can't find a lot of information on this, except that this is part of the itinerary of a tour. Has anyone walked this part? This is what is said in the itinerary: "We visit the Kaida Plateau, which we reached over a high pass of the old Hida Trail. This trail once used to feed into the Nakasendo Way but today barely anyone except ourselves walks this route. Once over the pass we descend onto the Kaida Plateau. The Plateau is considered one of the most beautiful areas of Japan, not least because of the spectacular backdrop of Mt. Ontake, a sacred mountain and one of Japan’s largest volcanos. "
4. Does our itinerary sound doable? We're all reasonably fit. I'm just worried about getting lost, especially with the language barrier. Will we be seeing the highlights of the Nakasendo Walk?
5. In general, is the trail we want to follow well-marked?

Thank you for your patience in reading my lengthy message. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

FYI, we've already booked our ryokans for Tsumago, Kiso-Fukushima, and Kaida Plateau.

Yours truly with much appreciation,


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