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The Shin-etsu Trail runs for 80 kilometers along the border between Nagano and Niigata Prefectures, following the path of the Sekida Mountain ridge. The forests are perhaps best known for their beech trees. Tall, well-shaped beech trees form a corridor of green along the path. The packed-earth trail also makes for easy walking. Spring (from mid-June to the end of July) and autumn (from mid-September to the end of October) are especially good times to visit the trail. In spring, the last traces of snow can be seen among new greenery and flowers bursting into bloom. In the fall, hikers can enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn leaves.
It takes 6 days 5 nights to hike the all the courses with accommodations. And it takes 5 days 4 nights with tent.
In addition, the Shin-etsu Trail will be extended to Mt. Naeba on 2021 September 25th which makes the total length of the trail 110 km (the section 7 to 10). These new sections are a Satoyama course which allows you to enjoy not only local nature but also local life and culture.
It takes about 2hours from Tokyo to Iiyama (Closest Station) by bullet train "Hokuriku Shinkansen". Please refer to JAPAN RAIL PASS. After having enjoyed trekking, you can go to Kyoto and Osaka via Kanazawa by bullet train and limited express. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

【Attention!! There are multiple asian black bear sightings.】
Please refer to the item "there are multiple asian black bear sightings."

【About the hiking season of the Shin-etsu Trail】
Generally, the sections 1 and 2 open in late May, the sections 3 to 9 open in late June, and the section 10 opens at the end of June.
Please note that the Shin-etsu Trail's thru-hike season ends at the beginning of November because the major passages which can access the Shin-etsu Trail will be unavailable due to the closure of winter season.
Even before the seasonal closure, snowfalls can limit access to the trail (there is a possibility of snowfalls in late October especially in the area of Mt. Naeba).


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Nabekura Kogen Mori-no-Ie. 1571-15, Teruoka, Iiyama, Iiyama-city, Nagano, 389-2601.
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