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
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.
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.
Atmosphere of Daisetsu Kogen Onsen Hiking Tour with Fall Foliage Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (150 cars)|
|Regular closing day||From mid October to early June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||970 727 723*72|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Taisetsu Kogen Onsen.
A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here
Daisetsuzan National Park