Section length: 7.2 kilometers; Time required: approx. 4 – 5 hours
This section links the Sekida Mountains to the foothills of Mt. Naeba, and passes over mountains and through villages. Satoyama Deai is the border, as the Trail changes from a mountain path to paved road. The beech forest near the Matsunoyama trailhead is off the main Trail, but is very beautiful and well worth a side trip.
JR Mori-Miyanohara Station; Kizuna, the Sakae Village Reconstruction Memorial Hall＜289m＞
The section includes a long descent from Mt. Amamizu, then a long, continuous climb from Mori-Miyanohara Station.
Along with Section 6, this will see snow lingering longer than anywhere else on the Trail. Always check in springtime before heading out.
The section on paved road slopes, and it’s easy to strain the knees. Walk slowly, and take plenty of breaks!
Parking space is available here for about three cars. A simple toilet is available.
Located in the middle of Section 7; on the north side is mountain trail, to the south is paved road. Can be accessed by car from Mori-Miyanohara. Parking space for two cars.
JR Mori-Miyanohara Station
The northern gateway to the Sekida Mountains. The station is on the JR Iiyama Line, which links Nagano City to Nagaoka City in Niigata. It can also be accessed by bus from Echigo-Yuzawa Station.
- Tent site
on the trail, within walking distance of the trail
- Echigo-Tsumari Daigonji Kōgen Campsite
- Area around Mori-Miyanohara Station
- matsunoyama onsen
- echigo tanaka onsen
- Tomato no Kuni
information on the trail and nearby facilities