One of the great hikes of Japan, the Shin-etsu trail offers an abundance of extraordinary scenery including gorgeous Japanese beech tree forests and historic remanence as it trails around the Sekida Mountain. Used for centuries by traders, this now less crowded route is a peaceful track for hikers and walkers alike. With 80km of trail through the central alpine region of Japan, the packed-earth trail also makes for easy walking. The trail is split into 6 sections so it is possible to walk different sections in a shorter period of time then the usual 6 days it takes to complete ...
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  1. Classic Shinetsu Trail Walk End to End 6D5N, Self Guided (Guided on Day 1)

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    A delightful trekking on the Shinetsu Trail in the central alpine region of Japan. Over 6-days/5-nights, you'll walk the best woodland trail in Japan, experience the stunning beauty of Satoyama landscapes, partake in local culture and hospitality, and immerse in the natural beauty and mountain culture of Japan.

    Shinetsu Trail is an 80km trek in the central alpine region of Japan that follows the ridge along the Sekida Mountain Range between Nagano and Niigata Prefectures.These passages were used for carrying salt and sea-products from Niigata, and Uchiyama paper and mustard seed oil from Nagano. Today, this area is blessed with a rich ecosystem. It's a pristine and unique woodland trail of beech, maple, birch, larch and cedar that's soft underfoot and gentle on your feet and forms a corridor of green along the path.

    The Shinetsu Trail is easily accessed from Tokyo, being about 1hr 45min on the Shinkansen super express train to Iiyama Station. You can also access to Iiyama Station from Nagano. After having enjoyed trekking, you can go to Kyoto and Osaka via Kanazawa by bullet train and limited express.

    The package includes a local mountain guide for Day 1, who will equips you with trail information and confidence for your self guided trekking for the rest of the journey.

    The delightful accommodation is hand picked for this package, including some of the best local guesthouses and hotels. Relax in onsen baths (hot spring) at the accommodation after each day's adventure.

    All meals are included for the duration of the tour. You will enjoy homey meals.

    The tour includes 5 nights accommodation, all meals, English orientation and guiding on Day 1, trail transfers and luggage transfer services.

    This is the classic discovery of Japan Alps replete with natural beauty and rich history on the unique woodland trail. You'll return invigorated and inspired with memories that will last a lifetime.

    Departure Dates

    Departs daily from the end of June to the end of October on request. Black out: 1-15 August. The best time to walk is early July and September and October

    Dates or itinerary don't fit?  We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

    Nagano or Tokyo
    A delightful trekking on the Shinetsu Trail in the central alpine region of Japan. Over 6-days/5-nights, you'll walk the best woodland trail in ...
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