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Shin-etsu Trail

1571-17 Teruoka | Nabekura Plateau, Iiyama 389-2601, Nagano Prefecture
+81 269-69-2888
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amazing

We were able to access Trails 14 and 15 of the Shin-etsu trails from behind the... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
KLsWanderlust
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Houston, Texas
Best Woodland Ridge Walk Trail in Japan

I was fortunate to be a member of the first group of Canadian's to walk this trail mid October... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
Terry_Barb
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Canmore, Canada
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The Shin-etsu Trail runs for 80 kilometers along the border between Nagano and Niigata Prefectures, following the path of the Sekida Mountain ridge. The forests are perhaps best known for their beech trees. Tall, well-shaped beech trees form a corridor of green along the path. The packed-earth trail also makes for easy walking. Spring (from mid-June to the end of July) and autumn (from mid-September to the end of October) are especially good times to visit the trail. In spring, the last traces of snow can be seen among new greenery and flowers bursting into bloom. In the fall, hikers can enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn leaves. It takes 6 days 5 nights to hike the all the courses with accommodations. And it takes 5 days 4 nights with tent. It takes about 2hours from Tokyo to Iiyama (Closest Station) by bullet train. After having enjoyed trekking, you can go to Kyoto and Osaka via Kanazawa by bullet train and limited express. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
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Apr 1, 2017
“amazing”
Apr 3, 2016
“Best Woodland Ridge Walk Trail in Japan”
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1571-17 Teruoka | Nabekura Plateau, Iiyama 389-2601, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 269-69-2888
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were able to access Trails 14 and 15 of the Shin-etsu trails from behind the closed-for-the-season Togari Onsen Ski Resort. The mountain forest trails were good and the views of mountain streams and waterfalls, residual snow banks, tall cedars, Spring camellias and just experiencing...More

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Shinetsu_Trail_club, 広報担当マネージャー at Shin-etsu Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Dear KLsWanderlust Thank you for your comment. We are very glad that you came in springtime! Snow camellia is the official city flower of Iiyama City( 飯山市) In the fall, you can enjoy the brilliant colors of autumn leaves. We look forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I was fortunate to be a member of the first group of Canadian's to walk this trail mid October 2016. The 8o km trail (hiked over 4 days) divides the Nagano and Niigata prefectures in northern Japan and is modern example of Shugendo - Japanese...More

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Shinetsu_Trail_club, 広報担当マネージャー at Shin-etsu Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Dear Terry Barb I really appreciate your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed trekking in Shinetsu Trail. We'll let volunteers know that you praised our trail. Here in the spring, many kind of wild flowers bloom. We look foward to seeing you again...More

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