〈Yokokawa start〉“The Abandoned Railway Walk” – A journey across prefectural borders along the historic remains of the Usui Line from Yokokawa to Karuizawa Station.

This event will be a walk along the historical remains of the Usui Line. It includes a view of the beautiful Megane Bridge and a lunch of kama-meshi (rice cooked in a kettle). The walk will pass through a total of 18 tunnels and cross the prefectural border to the beautiful resort town of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture, a distance of 11.2 km.

*Except on the day of the Abandoned Train Line Walk, you will not be allowed to enter the Shinetsu Main Line (lower line).

Clothing: Light hiking clothes.
Equipment: light, helmet, gloves (if you do not have these, please rent them).


Event Overview

Date 5/4・5/14・5/18・5/21・5/28 ・6/4・6/18,2023
Time 11:00AM - 17:00PM
Capacity 1-50
Participation Fee ¥8,200 per person (Includes lunch and insurance fees)
Lunch Will be provided


10:45 Gather and check in at the Yokokawa Office
11:00 Opening Talk
11:10 Start walking on the Abt Railway
12:10 Arrive at Yuno no yu (local hot spring) (50 min break)
13:00 Start walking along the Shinetsu Line (lower line)
14:50 Arrive at Kumonodaira Staiton (10 min lunch break)
15:00 Start walking along the Shinetsu Line (lower line)
17:00 Arrive at Karuizawa Station goal, walk around
17:30 Get on the bus from Karuizawa Station
18:05 Arrive at Yokokawa Station by bus, event ends