Typical Superb View of Hokkaido Can Be Seen -Uryunuma -Shitsugen Wetland Designated as Ramsar Convention-
August 26th, 2015
Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) is a designated marshland under the Ramsar Convention in Uryu town located in the northwestern part of Takikawa city. It is a high altitude wetland with about 100 ha at about 900 m above sea level. There are more than 700 ponds and marshs and tourists can observe more than 200 kinds of flowers and plants. It is famous as a little-known spot that the tourists can enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery of Hokkaido. It is the best viewed from late July to early August and the tourists can enjoy the scenery from mid June to early October.
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland Trekking Guide
There are an administration house, a restroom, Minami Shokanso (南暑寒荘), Uryunuma Camping Ground (雨竜沼キャンプ場) at Uryunuma Gate Park (雨竜沼ゲートパーク) with trailhaed. After writing my mountain-climbing registration (登山届) at the administration house, and I asked a manager about a brown bear, he replied that a certain mountaineer ran into the brown bear in the daytime in August 23. At that time, the brown bear seemed to run away, it seems that the tourists should bring bear-avoiding bells. A round trip will take about 7 hours and the mountain climbing will take from 3 and a half hours to 4 hours.
The mountain trail was very tough to me. I felt a bad path very much because I was a beginning climber. Furthermore, please be careful because mountain climbers must go along the side of a cliff. Because expert climbers climbed the mountain using poles, using the poles will be comfortable. In addition, tourists should take about 1 liter of water because tourists sweat very much. Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland was really beautiful after sustained effort and I was impressed very much. Particularly, a view from a shitsugen observation deck (湿原展望台) is a superb. Most of the tourists who came could not help oohing and aahing.
Atmosphere of Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||JPY 500. * Senior high school and younger students are free of charge.|
|Parking lot||A pay parking lot is provided (150 cars).|
|Business hour||Not decided.|
|Regular closing day||From the mid October to the early June|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||763 393 606*52|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland.
|Uryunuma Camping Ground(雨竜沼キャンプ場)|
A page of Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is here
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park