Tsugaike REPORT

2024.07.02Tsugaike Nature Park / Cloudy

The Tsugaike Nature Park is very uncrowded on weekdays during the rainy season, and the fresh summer green is so beautiful that I had to go and report on it. The blue sky that was visible early was gradually hidden by clouds as the morning progressed, and by the time I arrived at the Tsugaike Visitor Center at 8:45am, the sun was mostly obscured and the park cast into shade.
[Tsugaike Nature Park・Watasuge Marsh]

Along the route on the Northern Alps side of the Ukishima Marsh, there were many shinano kinbai (Japanese globeflower) and miyama kinpoge (meadow buttercup) in bloom. I spoke with a photographer from the town of Ikeda in Nagano Prefecture, whom I originally met on the first day of business this summer, and was told, “The shinano kinbai here are a deeper yellow than in other places.”
[Tsugaike Nature Park・Ukishima Marsh]

This year seems to be a good year for watasuge cotton grass, just as it was for mizubasho (Asian skunk cabbage), and many white tufts of cotton grass could be seen in the Mizubasho Marsh, Watasuge Marsh, and Ukishima Marsh (pictured). Many iwa-icho (deer cabbage), nikkokisuge day lilies and kobaiikeso (Veratrum stamineum) were also visible in each marsh area.
[Tsugaike Nature Park・Ukishima Marsh]

Kinugasaso (Paris Japonica), ko-iwakagami (fringed galax), shirane-aoi (Japanese wood poppy), gozen tachibana (creeping dogwood), mitsuba oren (threeleaf goldthread), and nogo-ichigo wild strawberries were in bloom along the routes connecting the various wetlands. Enreiso (trillium) and ohyotanboku were also in bloom, although in smaller numbers. In other news, the Tsugaike Ropeway will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 7/20 (Sat.).
[Tsugaike Nature Park・Mizubasho Marsh]

[Tsugaike Nature Park 2024 Opening Information]
*Period … 2024/6/1 (Sat.) – 10/27 (Sun.), 11/2 (Sat.) – 11/4 (Mon.)
*Hours … Tsugaike Ropeway (8 am –) *Early morning operation starts from 7/13
*Fees … Tsugaike Ropeway Roundtrip + Entrance Fee / Adults JPY3,700, Elementary School Students JPY2,100, Preschoolers Free → Advance Discount Tickets: Adults JPY3,300, Children JPY1,850! (No need to exchange at the ticket window! You can proceed straight to the gondola.)
(*One preschooler free with each paid adult. The second preschooler will be charged at the normal children’s rate.)

[Hakuba Tsugaike WOW! Opening Information]
*Period … 2024/6/18 (Sat) – 10/27 (Sun) *Closed on weekdays from 6/10 – 7/12 and 9/2 – 10/25.
Opening hours … 10 am – 4 pm (last admission at 3 pm)
Charges … Tobidas (1 time) JPY1,000 Fumidas (1 time) JPY800 Kabedas (1 time) JPY500 Amidas (60 min) JPY1,600 for adults, JPY1,000 for primary schools students Kogidas (1 time) JPY2,000 Pochadas (90 min) JPY2,800 for adults, JPY2,500 for primary schools students Tent sauna ( (90 min) JPY1,200 Baggy Cruise (1 time) Adults JPY2,000, 4 years to primary schools students JPY1,500 Trampolines (5 min) JPY500

*This season’s Tsugaike Report will be updated once or twice a week.
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reported by Snownavi

July 2024
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Tsugaike Nature ParkWeatherTemp.
8:45 a.m. +18.5℃

Operating Period

Jun. 1 – Oct. 27 & Nov. 2 – 4, 2024


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