Section length: 9.7 kilometers; Time required: approx. 5-6 hours
A walk through Akiyama-gō village, an “unexplored” region where traditional Japanese scenery remains. Cross a suspension bridge and go through the village on a route traveled by writer Bokushi Suzuki in the 19th century. Encounter the local people and culture and enjoy the charm of a long trail journey.
Kettō no Ishigakida (stone-walled rice fields)
Ōtochinoki (giant tochi tree)/Fūketsu (wind cave) parking area＜774m＞
Primeval tochi (horse chestnut) forest
Mt. Naeba trail (via Komatsubara marsh)
Amazake Village ruins＜795m＞
Tonenbo, the Akiyama-go Information Center
The Mikura Bridge crossing the Nakatsu River is a wooden suspension bridge capable of carrying no more than 500 kilograms. Be careful, when traveling in large groups; it may close under some circumstances.
There will be little shade on the paved road sections of the Trail, so take preventative measures to deal with the sun and hydrate regularly.
While there are small shops and restaurants here, they may be closed or be low on supplies, depending on the season, so don’t rely on this for food supply.
The starting point for sections 8 and 9, depending on the direction of travel. Located on highway 405, it can be accessed from the direction of Tsunan Station by car or shared taxi.
Access by ca is possible, but there is no parking lot.
Located on highway 405, it can be accessed from the direction of Tsunan Station by car or shared taxi.
The starting point for sections 9 and 10, depending on the direction of travel. Located on highway 405, it can be accessed from the direction of Tsunan Station by car or shared taxi.
- Tent site
on the trail, within walking distance of the trail
- Katakuri no Yado, Akiyama-gō Kettō Onsen
- Moegi no Sato, Akiyama-gō, Kettō Onsen
- Kawazu-ya, Sakasamaki Onsen
information on the trail and nearby facilities