Michinoku Coastal Trail (MCT) thru-hike from March 26, 2021 to May 14 (50 days) We took northbound (Soma city, Fukushima → Hachinohe city, Aomori), while majority of MCT hikers seem to take southbound. After completed thru-hike, we are convinced our assumption that Northbound would be better than southbound for many reasons was actually right. Northbound, HIGHLY recommended. In the 50 days of thru-hike, total 5 days were zero-hike day for work or resting at lodges. The actual "hiking" was therefore 45 days. Stayed mostly at local minshuku, ryokan, and business hotels. We tried to avoid camping as much as possible, only 2 nights when no other options were available. Camera Canon Powershot G5X Mark II. Some of photos were taken with my iPhone 11 pro max too.