We ask each person hiking the Shin-etsu Trail to support the Trail with a payment of ¥1,000 (or more, if you wish!). Everyone paying this fee will receive an original Trail tag—attach it to your pack!
A collection of interesting narratives about the Trail, the philosophy behind it, its founding, the local people behind it, and the moving story of writer and hiker Noriyoshi Kato, a leader in the long trail movement and a key person behind the creation of the Shin-etsu Trail.
Share your thoughts, opinions, information, etc. on the Shin-etsu Trail. Join the network of hikers who’ve provided their impressions of the Trail through this section.