Coral Grass Colony Called Red Carpet in Fall foliage -Ubaranai Common Glasswort Colony in Abashiri-
September 14th, 2016
Ubaranai Coral Grass Colony (卯原内のアッケシソウ群生地) is located in the south side of Lake Notoro (能取湖) and is known as the largest coral grass colony in Japan. It was on the verge of extinction in the past, but it is recovered now, so lakeshore is covered with red coral grass in early September. There are a restraunt and a restroom at a site. The coral grass are best viewed from early September to mid September. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.
The coral grass is an annual plant with 10 cm-20 cm in height and is a rare plant growing wild only in a part of Hokkaido, Okayama prefecture and Kagawa prefecture in Japan. Tourists can see the coral grass in the Lake Notori, Lake Saroma (サロマ湖), Lake Komuke (コムケ湖) in Hokkaido. Because it is very rare plant, harvesting is forbidden in Japan, but Europe people seem to eat it as vegetables. It is usually green, but it turn red in a fall.
Atmosphere of Ubaranai Coral Grass Colony Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (200 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Spring season and winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||525 359 220*42|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in Ubaranai.
|Notoronoso Kagariya(能取の荘 かがり屋)|
A page of Abashiri is here