Oze National Park Hiking Tour, Sep 15-16

Hike in Oze National Park, witness rich nature, enjoy great company on a two-day tour

2 days
Gunma, Tochigi

Highlights

  • Hike Japan's largest marsh, located 150 km north of Tokyo
  • Enjoy lush nature said to have been around since Ice Age
  • Hike with experienced , friendly guide, meet old and make new friends

Description

Autumn hiking in Oze is magic. There is so much to explore from beautiful ponds, grasslands and forests, to waterfalls, lakes and mountains. 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. The Milky Way is often visible due to Oze’s very dark night sky.

Details

Oze National Park is a popular hiking destination north of Tokyo. The park covers a 372 km² area and overlaps 4 different prefectures. Its most well-known feature is the Ozegahara Marshland. Oze is extremely popular in late spring with blooming skunk cabbages and during the fall with the early arrival of autumn colours.

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. Overnight in a mountain lodge, there are waterfalls, lakes, and mountains to explore, and the area is high up with very little light pollution making it an ideal spot for stargazing.


Itinerary

Sunday, Sep 15
07:00 am: Meet in Jimbocho
07:15 am: Departure for Oze
10:45 am: Arrive at Oze National Park
Orientation/safety briefing/start hike
Explore Ozegahara marshlands & amazing mountain scenery
Picnic lunch
Waterfall hike. (if time allows)
03:30 pm: Check into the mountain hut
05:30 pm: Dinner
06:30 pm: Stargazing
09:00 pm: Lights out

Monday, Sep 16
06:00 am: Breakfast
07:00 am: Explore the Mt Hiuchigatake and Lake Ozenuma
02:30 pm: Finish the trek
03:30 pm: Onsen
06:00 pm: Arrive back in Tokyo at Jimbocho

Important information

Included in price

  • Private return transportation
  • Accommodation (Mountain Hut)
  • Dinner (Saturday) and breakfast (Sunday)
  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • Lunch

Sign-up discount (Cashback on the day):
Early Bird Discount (1,000 yen/person) - Pay before August 26, by 3 PM 

Maximum number of participants per tour is 15.

Options:

  • Mt Hiuchigatake climb [depending on conditions and participant interest.]
  • Onigiri bento 700 yen (from Mountain Hut Sunday)
  • Onsen 1,000 yen (Sunday after hike)

What you need to bring:

  • Clothing appropriate for hiking
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Backpack
  • Small towel and toothbrush
  • A torch (headlamp)
  • Do not bring shampoo or soap in order to protect the environment

Accommodation:

  • Mountain Hut, shared with two rooms

Meeting point

The meeting point is at Sakura Hotel Jimbocho. The address is: 2-chōme-21-4 Kanda Jinbōchō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 101-0051 

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Organised by Eighty Days

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