Northernmost Beautiful High Moor in Japan -Matsuyama Wetland in Bifuka-
August 21st, 2014
Matsuyama Wetland (松山湿原) in Bifuka town is the northernmost high moor at 797 m above sea level in Japan and is located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Tourists must climb a mountain trail with 900 m in length to look around. It takes about 30 minutes from a trailhead to the mountaintop. However, it is quite hard to climb the mountain trail. Because a muddy ground is not good condition, Tourists should wear their non-slip shoes. I slipped and fell down once.
A splendid scenery spreaded over in front of my eyes after overcoming my trouble of the mountain climbing. The area is 25 ha. Strange-shaped Picea Glehni grew here and there, and the balance of the blue sky and green plants were beautiful. I went around Ezomatsu Marsh (エゾマツ沼), Tsutsuji Marsh (つつじ沼) and Haimatsu Marsh (ハイマツ沼) along one way wooden path. It took about 30 minutes. Only in a summer, the tourists can reach to the Mtasuyama Wetland. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are a restroom and a hiking registration post at the parking lot. Climbers should fill on a hiking registration at the parking lot. By the way, except the parking lot and the restroom, there is not a facility at all. There is Tenryu Marsh (天竜沼) near the parking lot. Beware of bears, too.
Atmosphere of Matsuyama Wetland Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Spring season and Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||832 612 543*18|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Matsuyama Wetland.
|Farm Inn Tonttu(ファームイントント)||