Discover the Japan Adventure – Michinoku Coastal Trail – Sanriku Trail and Train

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Michinoku Coastal Trail Tour

The best of Kita Sanriku area 3 days / 2 nights (For intermediate)

Difficulty level

Start the hike in Hachinohe city, Aomori prefecture with a section hike from Kabushima, to the Tanesashi Coast, then take the JR Hachinohe Line to Sanriku Railway to Fudai in Iwate prefecture. From there, walk along the most popular scenic areas such as Nedarihama beach and the Kitayamazaki cliffs.

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Course Information

  • Distances listed are approximate distances within the trail course.
  • There are individual differences in walking time, so please consider the above course as a reference time only.
  • Please note that the number of trains are limited when using the Sanriku Railway.
  • If you miss the train, it is convenient to use a local taxi.
    ※For areas without taxi service, please consult the taxi company in the arrival (destination) area.
Day 0
Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture
Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture Enjoy

Hachinohe's local cuisine such as senbeijiru while walking around the alleys.
About 2 hours and 45 minutes by Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Hachinohe Station.
*Please note that Hachinohe Station and Hon-Hachinohe Station are different stations.


Day 1
About 5hrs
Start at Hon-Hachinohe Station.

Arrive at Mutsuminato Station (morning market/breakfast, etc.) Start after enjoying Hachinoheʻs famous morning market and local breakfast. After moving by train, visit Kabushima Shrine and start the Michinoku Coastal Trail. Hike up to Hashikami station.


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Day 2
About 5hrs
Change trains and move to Fudai station.

Head for Kitayamazaki from Fudai Station.
Take the JR Hachinohe Line and Sanriku Railway and get off at Fudai Station while enjoying the seaside scenery.
From Fudai station, hike the trail to Kurosaki-so while enjoying lunch and shopping for snacks at the shopping street.
(About 2.5 hours)
After lunch at Kurosakiso, head for Kitayamazaki. (About 2.5 hours)
※Lunch at Kurosakiso requires a reservation
After arriving at Kitayamazaki, transfer to the accommodation facility by hotel pickup.
*Pick-up is available with the Kurosakiso Hiker Accommodation Plan. Confirmation required in advance.

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Day 3
About 5hrs
Enjoy an advanced course from Kitayamazaki to Tanohata Village.

Move to Kitayamazaki by pick-up service from your accommodation.
*Advance confirmation required.
Enjoy the advanced course from Kitayamazaki to Tsukuehama Banya.
This section of the course, known as the Northern Alps of the Sea, has many ups and downs. (About 3 hours)
Lunch at Tsukuehama Banya.
*Lunch is not sold on site.
From Tsukuhama Banya to Tanohata station. (About 2 hours)
Transfer from Sanriku Railway Tanohata Station to Miyako Station.
Transfer to the JR Yamada Line to Morioka Station.


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Travel itinerary

To Hachinohe – (Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes by Shinkansen from Tokyo Station)
For accommodations near Hachinohe Station, we recommend the U-Tri Hotel.
If you wish to enjoy the nightlife, consider staying around Hon-Hachinohe Station.
*Please note that Hachinohe Station and Hon-Hachinohe Station are different stations.

DAY 1 - 18.1km -

6:45 AM Depart from the Hotel (Arrive at Hon-Hachinohe Station at 7:00 AM)
 *For those staying near Hon-Hachinohe Station
7:16 AM Depart from Hon-Hachinohe Station/JR Hachinohe Line
7:23 AM Arrive at Mutsu-Minato Station (Morning Market/Breakfast, etc.) – Enjoy Hachinohe’s famous morning market before starting
8:13 AM Depart from Mutsu-Minato Station
8:20 AM Arrive at Same Station (Walk to Kabushima Shrine)
8:40 AM Arrive at Kabushima Shrine (Shrine Visit)
8:50 AM Start Michinoku Coastal Trail (5-hour Course)
11:00 AM Arrive at Tanesashi Coast Information Center (Restroom/Break)
11:20 AM Depart from Tanesashi Coast Information Center
1:20 PM Arrive at Hashikami Hama no Eki
3:00 PM Arrive at Hashikami Station *If running late, consider using a taxi
3:13 PM Depart from Hashikami Station
3:23 PM Arrive at Tanesashi Station (Walk to the hotel)
3:45 PM Arrive at Hamanasu-tei – Accommodation: Guesthouse Hamanasu-tei

DAY 2 - 17.4km -

6:40 AM Depart from the Hotel (Tanesashi Station/Arrive at 6:55 AM)
7:05 AM Depart from Tanesashi Station/JR Hachinohe Line
7:51 AM Arrive at JR Kuji Station (Transfer to Sanriku Railway Kuji Station)
8:05 AM Depart from Kuji Station/Sanriku Railway Line
8:47 AM Arrive at Fudai Station
9:00 AM Depart from Fudai Station – Shopping at the shopping street for lunch or aid food (2-hour Course)
11:30 AM Arrive at Kurosaki-so (Lunch/Break) *Lunch can be arranged in advance
12:15 PM Depart from Kurosaki-so (2 and 5-hour Courses)
3:00 PM Arrive at Kitayamazaki (Pickup/Accommodation Facility Transfer)
3:15 PM Kurosaki-so (Fudai Village) or Shakunage-so (Kitayamazaki) *Kurosaki-so offers accommodation with a pickup plan *Requires advance confirmation *Shakunage-so is an accommodation in the arrival area and does not require transfer.

DAY 3 - 10.7km -

8:15 AM Depart from the Hotel (Accommodation Facility Transfer *Requires advance confirmation)
8:30 AM Depart from Kitayamazaki (3-hour Course)
11:30 AM Arrive at Tsukuehama Houses(Lunch/Break)
12:30 PM Depart from Tsukuehama Houses (2-hour Course)
2:30 PM Arrive at Tanohata Station
3:03 PMTanohatam Tanohata Station/SanrikuTanohatane
3:49 PM Arrive at Miyako Station
3:54 PM Depart from Miyako Station/JR Yamada Line
6:21 PM Arrive at Morioka Station
6:50 PM Depart from Morioka Station (Tohoku Shinkansen/Hayabusa No. 42/Connection)
7:29 PM Arrive at Sendai Station
9:04 PM Arrive at Tokyo Station

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DAY 1 - 18.1km -

DAY 2 - 17.4km -

DAY 3 - 10.7km -

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Courses can be arranged by arrangement, including adjustment of the number of days and optional tours of various regions (Hachinohe: bar hopping tour).
Please contact us for more information, including prices.

In-Outbound Tohoku Inc.
(Attn: GOTO Mitsumasa)

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