Introducing our newest Japan walk; The Shin-etsu Trail.

Japan's Shin-etsu Trail is located just 2-hours by Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo and allows walkers to experience over several days spectacular mountain hiking through beech forest, mountain vistas, views out to the Sea of Japan, ecologically valuable wetlands.

The walk located in the Nagano region is through terrain that in winter is one of the snowiest places on earth, and dots together trails that have been used by traders, Pilgrims and warring armies for hundreds and thousands of years.

Hiking Trails Pty Ltd offers self-guided walking packages for the Shin-etsu Trail, inclusive of traditional minshuku and ryokan accommodation with warm, helpful hosts, local seasonal meals, maps and a pre-walk briefing, a personal English speaking guide for your first day on the trail, and local support should you need it.

See our day-by-day Shin-etsu Trail Sections 1-5 Summary and Highlights here.