Michinoku Coastal Trail
Stretching a staggering 700 kilometers, the Michinoku Coastal Trail winds around Japan’s Pacific coast from Aomori Prefecture’s Hachinohe City in the north to Fukushima Prefecture’s Soma City in the south. The trail offers spectacular ocean views, an abundance of flora and fauna, and an ever-changing terrain shaped by thousands of years of wild winds and raging seas. Michinoku Coastal Trail boasts some of Japan’s most beautiful cliff views, majestic ria coasts and, as one of the world’s most abundant fishing grounds, plenty of chances to sample delectable local seafood. The trail provides a rare glimpse into Japanese rural coastal life rich with culture, history and untouched nature only accessible on foot.