Journey through the heart of Tohoku
along a trail which unites nature and civilization

Michinoku Coastal Trail

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.

Photo: Coustesy of Tohoku Regional Environment Office, Ministry of the Environment

Tohoku Regional Environment Office, Ministry of the Environment
Kabushima Exit:
56-2 Same, Same Town, Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture 031-0841
Matsukawaura Exit:
192 Fudanosawa, Obama, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture 976-0022
REO-TOHOKU@env.go.jp (only email available)
http://tohoku.env.go.jp/mct/english/
Access:
Kabushima Exit: About 15 minutes on foot from JR Same Station
Matsukawaura Exit: About 15 minutes by bus from Soma Station
Trail course covering 700 km northeast coast. Visit the homepage for courses, stop-by spots, sights etc.