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Ozegahara

Minakami, Oze, Numata Area

Oze is Japan's largest highland marsh, and is famous as an area rich in rare and precious plants and animals. Located in Oze National Park, the marsh is said to have been formed in the Ice Age about 10,000 years ago. Because of the special geographical conditions of the highland basin, plants that evolved in the Ice Age are still growing naturally now. The beautiful scenery is especially enjoyable when the marsh is covered with blooming skunk cabbage in spring and day lilies in summer.

Basic Information

  • Tokura, Katashina-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma
  • Mapcode: 1 008 043 414*56
  • 【To Tokura】
    ・ Take the Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus from Platform 2 in front of the Numata Station on the JR Joetsu Line headed for Hatomachitoge Bus Renrakujo (Tokura) or Oshimizu for about 1 hour and 25 to 35 minutes. Get off at Oshimizu.
    You can also transfer to the Hatomachi Toge Transit Bus at Hatomachitoge Bus Renrakujo (Tokura) and travel for about 35 minutes. Get off at Hatomachi-toge.
    Note: The bus will not stop at Oshimizu during the winter season.
    ・ About 1 hour by car from Numata IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway and park at Tokura Parking Lot
    About 1 hour 30 minutes on foot from Hatomachi Toge to Ozegahara (varies by person)
  • https://oze-katashina.info/en/area/oze/
  • * Road Closure in Winter
    - Section: From the entrance of Snow Park Oze Tokura to Tokura (Tsunaki-bashi Bridge)
      Duration: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM on Friday, April 24, 2020
    - Section: From Tokura (Tsunaki-bashi Bridge) to Hatomachi Toge
      Duration: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM on Friday, April 24, 2020
    - Section: From Fujiwara (Yunokoya-bashi Bridge), Minakami-machi to Tokura (Tsunaki-bashi Bridge)
      Duration: 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2020
    - Section: From Tokura Intersection to Oshimizu in Tokura, Katashina-mura
      Duration: 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM on Friday, April 17, 2020
     
  • Final day of update: April 3, 2020

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