The Shinetsu Trail
Riki's Tours Japan is excited to be sharing the Shinetsu Trail with you. It's an 80km trek in the central alpine region of Japan that follows the ridge along the Sekida Mountain Range between Nagano and Niigata prefectures. It's a pristine woodland trail of beech, maple, birch, larch and cedar that's soft underfoot and gentle on your feet. You walk at an elevation of approximately 1000m, and because there're no arduous mountain climbs, it's suitable for most walkers.
The trail is divided into six sections, and takes six days to complete the full trek, but we have also developed a half trek that takes in the first three sections plus a visit to a mountain shrine. All food is provided on the trail and you will stay in delightful accommodation with onsen baths (hot spring) to soothe the joints and homey meals.
The Shinetsu Trail is easily accessed from Tokyo, being about 1hr45min on the Shinkansen superexpress train to Iiyama. We hope you can join us on this beautiful and relatively easy-going trek. We believe it's Japan's best long-distance trail.
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