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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

Close to Sky
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

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.

Administration House. Mountain Climbers Write Mountain-Climbing Registration Here
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Only One Restroom around Here. Mountain Climbers Have to Go to Restroom before Mountain Climbing
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Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland Gate Park Camping Ground
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Penkepetan River
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First Suspension Bridge
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Hakuryu Falls
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Second Suspension Bridge. Just Midway Point of Mountain Climbing
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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.

Mountain Trail
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Shitsugen Terrace Came in Sight
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Mountain Climbers Must Cross River
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Mountain Climbers Wash Their Sole Not to Bring Seed of Plant to Wetland
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Yezo Gentian
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Wooden Path Is Built
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Solidago Virgaurea Subsp. Leiocarpa
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Shitsugen Terrace
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Uryunuma-Shitsugen Is Written on Board in Chinese Character
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View from Shitsugen Terrace
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I Go Ahead Through Wetland
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Sparganium Gramineum Floats on Surface
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Plantain Lily
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More Than 700 Large and Small Ponds
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Water Is High Clear
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Penkepetan River
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Only 5 People Can Cross Bridge at One Time
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Trace Which Bear Dug
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Good Scenery
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Shape of Pond Is My Preference
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Green, Blue and White
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Bamboo Grass and Wetland Plant Are Sharply Divided
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Wetland Is Dotted with Ponds
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Marsh Grass of Parnassus
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Penkepetan River
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Plantain Lily
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Waterweed?
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Forked Road for Observation Deck
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Rough Path of 500 m in length
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Shitsugen Observation Deck
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Superb View
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Shitsugen Terrace Can be Seen
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People Walk Through Wetland
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I Ate Sandwiches for Lunch
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I Walk on Wooden Path
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It Seems to be Bear's Excrement
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Form of Ponds are My Preference
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Typical Wetland Scenery
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Hokkaido is Great!
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I Go Back Through Rough Path
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Yezo Chipmunk! It Looks Sleepy
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Mt. Maruyama of 853 m Above Sea Level
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Climbing Mountain-Climbing Registration Mailbox. We Put Climbing Mountain-Climbing Registration in Mailbox
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Atmosphere of Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

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
Telephone number +81-125-77-2211
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.

Minami Shokanso(南暑寒荘)      
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

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