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Northernmost Beautiful High Moor in Japan -Matsuyama Wetland in Bifuka-

August 21st, 2014

Matsuyama Wetland (松山湿原) in Bifuka town is the northernmost high moor at 797 m above sea level in Japan and is located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Tourists must climb a mountain trail with 900 m in length to look around. It takes about 30 minutes from a trailhead to the mountaintop. However, it is quite hard to climb the mountain trail. Because a muddy ground is not good condition, Tourists should wear their non-slip shoes. I slipped and fell down once.

Trailhead of Matsuyama Wetland
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Mountain Trail. Rough Path
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
I almost See Wetland
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka

A splendid scenery spreaded over in front of my eyes after overcoming my trouble of the mountain climbing. The area is 25 ha. Strange-shaped Picea Glehni grew here and there, and the balance of the blue sky and green plants were beautiful. I went around Ezomatsu Marsh (エゾマツ沼), Tsutsuji Marsh (つつじ沼) and Haimatsu Marsh (ハイマツ沼) along one way wooden path. It took about 30 minutes. Only in a summer, the tourists can reach to the Mtasuyama Wetland. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. There are a restroom and a hiking registration post at the parking lot. Climbers should fill on a hiking registration at the parking lot. By the way, except the parking lot and the restroom, there is not a facility at all. There is Tenryu Marsh (天竜沼) near the parking lot. Beware of bears, too.


Long-Lived Bell at Entrance
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
I Step forward along One Way Wooden Path
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Gentiana Triflora Var. Japonica
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Ezomatsu Marsh
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Marsh in Marsh
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Tsutsuji Marsh
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Rare Waterweed Called Sparganium Gramineum Georgi
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Haimatsu Marsh. I Can Not Approach only Here
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Near Sky
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
Branch of Tree Is Carried away to Right by Strong Wind
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka
View from Observatory Climbing Mountain
Matsuyama Wetland, Bifuka

Atmosphere of Matsuyama Wetland Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Matsuyama Wetland

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Spring season and Winter season
Telephone number +81-1656-9-2470
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 832 612 543*18

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Matsuyama Wetland.

Farm Inn Tonttu(ファームイントント)



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