Tsugaike Nature Park / Sunny2018.Oct.13
At 7 AM, despite the clear skies and shining sun, I felt the cold at the foot of mountain. Beautiful autumn colors can be seen from the gondola. The views looking down to the south and at “Umano-se” (horse’s back) are especially impressive.
[Tsugaike gondola lift, Tsugaike Panorama Way]
The autumn leaves of Tsugaike Nature Park are nearly fallen. As the views transition to Erman’s Birch and Evergreen, it feels like late autumn. Many climbers, carrying full backpacks, awaited the first Tsugaike Ropeway, leaving at 7:30 AM.
[Distant view of Tsugaike Nature Park, Trekking Course to Hakuba Ooike]
Frosted leaves are a sure sign of the first snow (the ridge line of the Tateyama Mountain Range and Hakuba-dake saw snow last Tuesday, 10/2). Please walk with caution, as the frosted wood trail gets slippery. Regardless, the thin ice that reflects the shining morning light at the edge pond is scenic.
[Mizubasho Marsh, Tsugaike Nature Park]
Along the walk between Mizubasho Marshland to Ukishima Marshland, I couldn’t help stopping repeatedly to see the beautiful white trunks of Erman’s birch lining the slope of the Northern Japanese Alps. It’s a photographer’s paradise – even though some may only be interested in the tiny waterfalls between the trees.
[Watasuge Marsh, Tsugaike Nature Park]
The park warms quickly; by 9 AM, it reached about 12 ° C. You may even feel drops of sweat form as you walk through the park. By 10 AM, you see many visitors, even though there were only a few in the morning.
[Kusugawa-river – Ukishima Marsh, Tsugaike Nature Park]
[Tsugaike Nature Park Availability Information]
*Summer Season … June 1, 2018 (Fri)－Oct. 31, 2018 (Wed)
*Opening Hours … Weekends & Holidays from July 14 to Aug. 12: 6:30 a.m.–, Weekdays from July 17 to Aug. 17: 7:00a.m.–
*Price … Tsugaike Panorama Way Round-trip + Nature Park / Adult: JPY3,600, Child: JPY2,050
*To Visitors Requesting Original Data of Our Photographs
*Tsugaike Nature Park will be reported 1－2 times a week
June 1, 2018–Oct. 31, 2018
TEL. +81 261-83-2255
Tsugaike Kogen Tourist Association：
TEL. +81 261-83-2515
TEL. +81 261-83-2255