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

This event includes walking across the beautiful Meganebashi Bridge along the historic remains of the Usui Line and eating a kamameshi (hot pot) lunch at the former Kumanodaira Station. Passing through all 25 railway tunnels and covering 11.2km, this walk crosses prefectural borders and ends at the beautiful resort city of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture.

*The Shinetsu Line (lower line) cannot be entered except on the day of the Abadoned Railway Walk.

Attire: Light hiking clothes.
Equipment: Light, helmet, gloves (Rental options are available in case you don’t have these items)

Event Overview

Date October 14th, 2018 (Sun)
Time 7:45AM - 4:30PM
Capacity 1-100
Participation Fee ¥4,500 per person (Includes lunch and insurance fees)
Lunch Will be provided


07:45 Gather and check in at the Yokokawa Office
08:15 Opening Talk
08:20 Start walking on the Abt Railway
09:30 Arrive at Yuno no yu (local hot spring) (15 min break)
10:45 Arrive at Meganebashi Bridge (15 min break)
11:30 Arrive at Kumonodaira Staiton (60 min lunch break)
12:30 Start walking along the Shinetsu Line (lower line)
13:45 15 min break
15:00 Arrive at Karuizawa Station goal, walk around
15:35 Get on the bus from Karuizawa Station
16:09 Arrive at Yokokawa Station by bus, event ends