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Most Beautiful Fall Foliage in Japan Can Be Seen in Brown Bears Home -Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour in Sounkyo, Kamikawa-

September 28th, 2015

Kamikawa town is located in the southeastern part of Asahikawa city, and there is Daisetsu Kogen Onsen (大雪高原温泉) in the southern part of Kamikawa town. There is Brown Bear Information Center (ヒグマ情報センター) in the opposite side of the Daisetsu Kogen Onsen's building and this is an entrance of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour (大雪高原温泉沼巡り). After having received a lecture about brown bears here, tourists can go a trip. This neighborhood is said to be a hometown of the brown bears, and many brown bears inhabit. The tourists must be careful of the brown bears, and it is important to know their information.
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Numa-Meguri Hiking Trail Guide

Brown Bear Information Center
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Tourists Receive Lecture About Brown Bear at Building
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Entrance of Numa-Meguri Hiking Trail
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Let's be Careful About Brown Bear
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Let's Wash Shoes Not to Bring Seeds of Exotic Species at This River
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage Welcomes Me
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Hot Springs Seem to Gush Out
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa

After climbing a mountain trail with 0.9 km in length for about 30 minutes, I reached to a junction. I went round marshes around counterclockwise afterwards. Takimi-Numa Pond (滝見沼), Midori-Numa Pond (緑沼), Yezo-Numa Pond (エゾ沼), Daigaku-Numa Pond (大学沼) and Kogen-Numa Pond (高原沼) seemed to be famous photography spots and were crowded very much. But I satisfied beautiful fall foliage here and there. What particularly took my fancy was the neighborhood of the Kara-Numa Pond. A clear blue sky, magnificent mountains and fall foliage could be enjoyed. The Kara-Numa Pond (空沼) was just like a dry landscape Japanese garden, and there was little water in the Kara-Numa Pond. But what atmosphere was just like much water is good.

Junction
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Trail Is Covered in Mud
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
And Rough Trail
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Trail Change Wooden Path
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Basho-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Basho-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Basho-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Takimi-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Takimi-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Takimi-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Photographers Line Up to Look for Best View
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Midori-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Midori-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Midori-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Momiji-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Many Mountaineers Walk
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
By and By Mountain Came into Sight
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
It Looks Brown Bear Droppings
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Blue Sky and Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Mountain Stream and Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Yuno-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fish Like Dolly Varden
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Yuno-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Yuno-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Mountain Stream and Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Hot Springs Are Gushing Out
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Trail Is Covered in Mud
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage of Clusiaceae
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Dead Leaves Hover in Air
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Photographers and Fall Foliage at Kamo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Kamo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kamo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Shape of Birch Is Artistic
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Pond with No Name
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage and Mountains
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage and Mountains
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Pond with No Name
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Ezo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Ezo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Many Photographers at Ezo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Ezo-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Shape of Ezo-Numa Pond Looks Like Shape of Hokkaido
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Shikibe-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Daigaku-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Daigaku-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Daigaku-Numa Pond Has Largest Rest Space
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Snow Still Lies on Mountain
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Daigaku-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Kogen-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kogen-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kogen-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View at Kogen-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Daigaku-Numa Pond
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
It Looks Tunnel of Trees
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Cliff Crumbles Down
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage and Mountains
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
View is Fascinated
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Great Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kara-Numa Marsh and Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kara-Numa Marsh
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kara-Numa Marsh
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Waters are Left Here and There at Kara-Numa Marsh
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Leaves of Maple Turn Red
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kara-Numa Marsh
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Kara-Numa Marsh
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa

I left around 7:30 and arrived around 11:50, and it took about 4 hours. Because there was much mud on mountain trails, I thought that rain boots or trekking shoes were required. There are not a restroom and a drinking fountain on the mountain trails, and the tourists should go the restroom near the Brown Bear Information Center and should bring water before hiking. In addition, traffic regulations enforce during high seasons of fall foliage, and the tourists must use shuttle buses from lake-side (レイクサイド) to the Taisetsu Kogen Onsen. Mind the traffic restriction.

Yambetappu-Sawa River and Fall Foliage
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Dragonfly
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Tree Grow Horizontally
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Mushrooms
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage Looks Like Oil Painting
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Tree Grow on Large Stone
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Fall Foliage and Steam
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa
Yambe Onsen
Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage in Kamikawa

Atmosphere of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (150 cars)
Business hour 07:00-15:00
Regular closing day From mid October to early June
Telephone number +81-1658-2-1811
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 970 727 723*72

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Taisetsu Kogen Onsen.

Taisetsu-Kogenso(大雪高原山荘)      
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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