Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh, the paradise of alpine plants

Uryunuma Marsh is located in the Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri semi-National Park(暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the northwest of Hokkaido, the foot of Mt.Minami-Shokanbetsu-Dake(南暑寒別岳). This is one of the most famous marsh for alpine plants in Japan. To the gate, the entrance of Mt.Minami-Shokanbetsu-Dake and Uryunuma...
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Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Mt.Asahidake, climbing the top, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.2

Leaving Sugatami station, I walked to Sugatami no Ike(姿見の池) through the right side footpath. It takes 30 minutes. You can chose two walking courses, the right and the left one. If you are not about to climb the top, you...
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Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

Mt.Asahidake, the highest mountain in Hokkaido vol.1

The day 11 in July, I went to Mt.Asahidake. Asahidake is the highest mountain in Hokkaido, and also a volcano observed by the Meteorological Agency. It is said that Mt.Asahidake is easy to climb and very familiar and popular but the mountain is...
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Lake Kussharoko

Lake Kussharoko

Lake Kussharoko is the biggest caldera lake in Japan and located in Akan National Park, the east Hokkaido, Doto. The lake is settled in west-north area of Lake Mashuko. It is very close from Lake Mashuko to Lake Kussharoko and...
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Lake Mashuko

Lake Mashuko

photo by User:Miya.m Lake Mashuko is located in Akan National Park, the east of Hokkaido, called ‘Doto’. This is the 2nd ranked clearest lake next to Lake Baikal in the world. The lake is designated as Hokkaido heritage in 2001. The...
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Lake Kuttarako

Lake Kuttarako

There is no bus to Lake Kuttarako, so you have to take a taxi or rent a car. Lake Kuttarako has not been developed as tourism yet. That’s why there are few people to go there. Lake Kuttara is a...
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Noboribetsu Virgin Forest

Noboribetsu Virgin Forest

The area around Jigokudani was designated as national natural treasure in 1924. There is walking road and you will see wild nature’s life in Noboribetsu. This is really nice place for Autumn leaves and summer vacation.  
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Taisho Jigoku

Taisho Jigoku

Taisho Jigoku pond is located in the west-south of Ohyunuma pond. It is in the half way to Ohyunuma pond. This is 10 meters round small pond whose hot spring gushes out and changes its color gray, green, blue and yellow.  
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Okunoyu

Okunoyu

Okunoyu is located in the east of Ohyunuma pond. It is a small pond with gushing out a sulfur spring. You can look at many crater like holes on the surface by gushing out from the bottom. This is very...
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Tessen-ike Pond

Tessen-ike Pond

Tessen-ike is located in the center of Jigokudani, a small geyser. The walking road to the Tessen-ike is light up in the night.
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Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma

Ohyunuma is a small hot spring pond and its circumference with about 1 kilometers. 130 centi degrees sulfur spring is gushing out from the bottom.  
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Ohyunuma river natural hot spa

Ohyunuma river natural hot spa

Hot spa water from Ohyunuma pond and Taisho Jigoku pond are mixed together to the Ohyunuma river. You can have a foot bath at the lower reaches of the river. Enjoy wild hot spa as warming your feet. You have to find...
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