An exciting overnight hike through the picturesque Oze marshlands.
We are headed to the Ozegahara Marshland, a fantastic and very scenic hike. The trails are well maintained and elevated boardwalks allow an unforgettable hike above marshlands. We will stay in a Japanese style mountain hut in the middle of the national park, visit Ozenuma lake and waterfalls and depending on the conditions we will look at hiking Mt Hiuchigatake, an area, like the waterfalls, most visitors to the park don’t visit with great views of the marshland and lake.
The Milkyway is also often visible due to Oze’s very dark night sky.
Sign up on the website: https://www.tabimart.com/oze-nature-hike
Saturday- Sunday, 8-9th June (two-day hike)
7:00 am: Meet in Shinjuku.
7:15 am: Departure for Oze.
10:45 am: arrive at Oze National Park.
Orientation/safety briefing/start hike
Explore the Mt Hiuchigatake and Lake Ozenuma
3:30 pm: Check into the mountain hut.
5:30 pm: Dinner.
6:30 pm: Stargazing.
9:00 pm: Lights out.
6:00 am: Breakfast
7:00 am: Waterfall hike.
Explore the Ozegahara marshlands and enjoy the amazing mountain scenery. Picnic lunch
2:30 pm: Finish the trek
3:30 pm: Onsen
6:00 pm: Arrive back in Tokyo at Shinjuku
Places of interest:
Oze National Park: is a popular hiking destination north of Tokyo. The park covers a 372 km² area and overlaps 4 different prefectures.
Ozegahara Marshland: One of the most well-known features of Oze and is extremely popular in Fall with the Autumn colours. The adjacent hills are alive with colour; oranges, reds, and yellows, and thick golden grass rippling in the breeze.
Hiraname Falls: 70 meters across and 500 meters high, slides gracefully down the one-plate rock bed of the Tadami River. Cascading white water over the rock slope provides a striking contrast to the dark green foliage beside the river. Sanjo Falls lies farther downstream, and various smaller falls appear almost from nowhere as hikers stroll through the wonders of Oze.
Ozenuma: A small lake where visitors are treated magnificent landscapes, a variety of wetland vegetation, and views of Mt. Hiuchigatake.
Sanjo-no Taki Falls: A magnificent waterfall located downstream of Hiraname-no Taki Falls, and can be viewed from a viewing platform accessed by descending a little from the trail. All the rainfall in Oze passes through this waterfall in a tremendous roar.
Mt. Hiuchigatake: Along with Mt. Shibutsu, Mt. Hiuchigatake is one of Oze’s best-known mountains. It has five peaks formed by a series of eruptions; three of them overlook Lake Ozenuma and Ozegahara Marsh.
– Private return transportation
– Accommodation (Mountain Hut)
– Dinner (Sat) and breakfast (Sun)
– English speaking guide