Shin-etsu Trail

Request for Shinetsu Trail Conservation Fund Contributions

In October 2018, the Shinetsu Trail welcomed its 10th anniversary since the opening of all courses. With the recent increase in number of overseas hikers, the trail has become a place that is enjoyed by everyone. The Shinetsu Trail Club started in 2003 as a non-profit group that works to conserve the trail. Since then the club has been supported by many people and volunteers. Without their support, we would not be active today.

However, to ensure that we can provide an enjoyable but safe experience for everyone, maintenance funds as well as labor is required. In the search for a way to become an independent system in conserving the trail, we have decided to start the Shinetsu Trail Conservation Fund.

As the number of hikers who visit the trail increase, the ecosystem around it is also affected. To ensure the safety of our hikers and to conserve the ecosystem, frequent maintenance is required. Therefore, we request each hiker to contribute a small fee to help us protect the trail and the environment surrounding it.

All funds raised will be used for purchasing equipment, and funds needed for staff and environment protection. All of the above are necessities to help us continue our work in providing a safe and enjoyable experience.

We believe that all the members here at the Shinetsu Trail Club, as well as everyone who hikes have a role in protecting this beautiful trail. Please help us by contributing to the Shinetsu Trail Conservation Fund.

Thank you for your cooperation

Hiroshi Kimura
Shinetsu Trail Club (NPO) President
May 2019

A Present for Contributing

As a symbol of a Shinetsu Trail Conservation Fund contributor, everyone who contributes to the fund will receive a Shinetsu Trail Tag. The color and design of the tag changes every year, and you can attach it to your bag while enjoying your time on the trail!

Payment Amount

¥1000 per hiker*
*Contributions of, or more than, the indicated amount are greatly appreciated, even from those not intending to hike. Any support for the trail is valuable to us, thank you!


Items will be shipped by EMS.
EMS stands for "Express Mail Service" and is an international airmail service provided by Japan Post. It is also possible to track the mail, and there is a compensation system in case the package does not arrive.
Note: Shipping to areas not on the EMS delivery list is not accepted.

Payment Method

Fill out the application form and pay using the following method.



Shin-Etsu Trail uses for various payments.

●Credit Card

You can simply pay by your credit card you usually use. You can even use PayPal without having an account.



For cash payments, please visit the Shinestu Trail Visitor Center. You will receive your Shinetsu Trail Tag at the time of payment.