Section length: 17.2 kilometers; Time required: approx. 7 – 8 hours
The section travels at the base of the Mt. Naeba Geopark, with interesting fluvial terraces and lava formations resulting from eruptions on Mt. Naeba. Encounter people and lifestyles shaped by the dynamic natural world created by the mountain. This section is largely farm roads and paved road, and heads toward Akiyama-gō through open countryside and pastureland.
JR Mori-Miyanohara Station; Kizuna, the Sakae Village Reconstruction Memorial Hall＜289m＞
Shinetsu Sakae Michi no Eki＜275m＞
Kamigō Elementary School
To Ryūgakubo, Tsunan Station
Myōhō Pasture Office＜705m＞
This is the longest single section on the Shin-etsu Trail. Toilet facilities are only available at the start and end of the section, so act accordingly!
Long sections are on paved and farm roads with little or no shade. Take measures to prevent overheating in summer.
Do not enter the pasturelands, and stay away from the cows.
The northern gateway to the Sekida Mountains. Station on the JR Iiyama Line, which connects Nagano City with Nagaoka City in Niigata. Accessible by bus from Echigo-Yuzawa Station. Shops, parking and toilets are available in front of the station. Kizuna, the Shin-etsu Trail visitor center, is next door.
Accessible by bus from Tsunan Station. No parking or toilets.
Parking and toilet available. Accessible from Tsunan Station area by car or shared taxi.
- Tent site
on the trail, within walking distance of the trail
- Tomato no Kuni, Nakajō Onsen
- Nōka Minshuku Higashi inn
- Katakuri no Yado, Akiyama-gō Onsen
- Moegi ni Sato, Kettō Onsen, Akiyama-gō
- matsunoyama onsen
- echigo tanaka onsen
- Sakasamaki Onsen
- Echigo-Tsumari Daigonji Kōgen Campsite
information on the trail and nearby facilities