When do we walk?
The Hitachinokuni Long Trail is a course that is not easily affected by deep snowfall and other factors due to its geographical location.
The course allows visitors to fully enjoy their walking trip while experiencing the rich changes of nature throughout the four seasons.
Spring is the season of buds and flowers. After the season of fresh greenery, you can enjoy the various expressions of the nature-rich Satoyama Trail from summer, when the leaves are lush with green foliage, to the season of autumn leaves, which change color in turn from the northern part of the country. In winter, when the leaves have fallen off the brightly lit mountains, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the shining sea and the mountains of Nasu beyond the clear air.
The Hitachinokuni Long Trail has its own unique ways to enjoy the trail, depending on the season and location, and there are some things to keep in mind. For more information, please read the FAQ.
Equipment and Preparedness
The Hitachinokuni Long Trail is not high in elevation.
However, there are some difficult parts of the trail, such as continuous ups and downs and steep slopes.
Even though it is a low-mountain hike, please be aware of the dangers involved and walk with the same equipment and attitude as a regular hiker.
Always carry a map.
During the trip, please keep the map handy for quick reference and use a compass and signposts to keep track of where you are at all times.
The course, which opened on March 28, 2021, is one of the Hitachinokuni Long Trail, and is suitable for those who have a good stamina, with few refueling points and a series of severe ups and downs. Please note that there are some crossing points.
Please plan your walking distance and schedule well in advance. Please enjoy the trekking within a reasonable range by checking the map and dividing the distance into small sections or walking the course by piste. Please download the map below to check the course.
*The map is in A3 size. When printing on a home printer, etc., the map can be printed in four A4-size sheets without reduction and pasted together to maintain a scale of 1/25,000.
Please also download and utilize the GPX and KML data below.
*There is no parking for the Hitachinokuni Long Trail near Tsukimachi Falls. Users are advised to use public transportation. For other access methods, please click [here].
*Please do not park on private property in the neighborhood without permission as it is very disruptive.
Gather information in advance and make a reasonable plan.
Please check carefully in advance for the latest information on trails, climate and temperature, and the presence of warnings and advisories. There are no campgrounds on the central area of the Hitachinokuni Long Trail, which is currently open. Also, setting up tents outside of the campgrounds on or near the trails is prohibited.
Do not overestimate your physical strength and skills, make a reasonable plan, submit a mountaineering report, and walk so that you can descend the mountain before sunset.
For information on equipment, please refer to the “Manners and Rules” page. Please do not neglect the necessary equipment for climbing, even on sunny days and day trips.
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