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[Mikuni Pass in Kamishihoro] Red Bridge through Primeval Forest with Fall Foliage Is Picture-perfect

October 23rd, 2017

Mikuni Pass

Mikuni Pass (三国峠) in Kamishihoro located in the north part of Obihiro is the highest pass at 1,139 m above sea level in Hokkaido, and is on National Route 273 (Nukabira National Route (糠平国道)) that connects Kamikawa (上川) with Tokachi (十勝), and penetrates Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the north-south direction. There is no house around the Mikuni Pass, a sea of trees such as Sakhalin Fir (トドマツ) and Yezo Spruce (エゾマツ) spreads over. The sea of the trees is covered with fall foliage, so a lot of tourists come to a good place to see the fall foliage. The best time to see the fall foliage is from mid September to early October. Mikuni-toge Lookout (三国峠展望台) is in front of Mikuni Tunnel (三国トンネル). Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Mikuni Cafe (三国Cafe), a drinking fountain, a public restroom and the parking lot are provided on the site. The Mikuni Cafe serves meals from late April to late October, and the business hour is from 08:00 to 17:30. Horoka Onsen (幌加温泉) and Nukabira Onsen (糠平温泉) are a little away from here.

Fall Foliage along National Route 273
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro

Moive of Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage

Site of Mikuni-toge Lookout
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Mikuni-toge Cafe
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Drinking Fountain
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Restroom
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro

Horoka Onsen

Horoka Onsen (幌加温泉) is a hot spring place in Kamishihoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city. A blue signboard of the Horoka Onsen is a mark along Nukabira National Route (糠平国道 * National Route 273), and visitors turn and go straight for around 1.5 km, and the end of the road is the Horoka Onsen. Only Kanoya Onsen Ryokan (鹿の谷温泉旅館) is built at around 700 m above sea level at the foot of Mt. Horoka in the Higashi-Daisetsu region, Daisetsuzan Natioanl Park (大雪山国立公園 東大雪地区), and is well-known as a secret onsen. It is out of signal area. There is a trailhead for Mt. Nipesotsu, but restraunts, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built around here. Lake Nukabira (糠平湖) is near here, and there are Concrete Arches of Former Shihorosen Railway (旧国鉄士幌線廃線跡コンクリートアーチ橋梁群) including Taushubetsugawa Bridge (タウシュベツ川橋梁), and Nukabira Onsen, Nukabira Dam, Forest Truck Railway Eco Rail (森のトロッコ・エコレール), Mikuni Pass (三国峠) and Naitai Highland Farm (ナイタイ高原牧場) are relatively near here, too. Article is here

Kanoya Onsen Ryokan
Kanoya Onsen Ryokan in Kamishihoro

Nukabira Onsen

Nukabira Onsen (糠平温泉) is a hot-spring place at the south side of Lake Nukabira in Kamishihoro town located in the northern part of Obihiro city. The hot-spring place is formed along Nukabira National Route (National Route 273), and is a base for sightseeing of Higashi-Daisetsu region, Daisetsuzan Natioanl Park (大雪山国立公園 東大雪地区), and there are 9 hot spring accommodations, restaurants, a shop, souvenir shops, footbaths, handbaths, Nukabiragensenkyo Ski Resort (ぬかびら源泉郷スキー場), Higashi-Daisetsu Nature Building (東大雪自然館), Kamishihoro Railway Museum (上士幌鉄道資料館), Higashi-Daisetsu Nature Guide Center (ひがし大雪自然ガイドセンター), Nukabira Campsite (国設ぬかびらキャンプ場). Unfortunately, there is not a convenience store. There are Concrete Arches of Former Shihorosen Railway (旧国鉄士幌線廃線跡コンクリートアーチ橋梁群) including Taushubetsu River Bridge (タウシュベツ川橋梁), Nukabira Dam, Forest Truck Railway Eco Rail (森のトロッコ・エコレール), Mikuni Pass (三国峠) and Naitai Highland Farm (ナイタイ高原牧場) around the Nukabira Onsen. Article is here

Yumotokan
Nukabira Onsen in Kamishihoro

Daisetsuzan National Park

Daisetsuzan National Park (大雪山国立公園) in the center of Hokkaido is the largest national park in Japan, the size of 226,764 ha, and has been designed as the national park since 1934, and is the oldest national park in the Hokkaido along with Akan Mashu National Park (阿寒摩周国立公園). A mountain named Daisetsuzan does not exist, and the whole area including the mountains with over 2,000 m above sea level such as Mt. Asahidake (旭岳), the highest mountain in Hokkaido, Mt. Kurodake (黒岳), Mt. Aibestudake (愛別岳), Mt. Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山) is collectively called "Daisetsuzan", and those are called "A roof of the Hokkaido" ,too. Rare nature such as active volcanoes, Lare Columnar joints, a sea of trees and permafrost even in the Hokkaido can be seen. About 250 types of alpine plants grow naturally, and various forms of life such as brown bear, blakiston's fish owl, dolly varden and pine grosbeak inhabit here. By the way, A right notation is "Daisetsuzan", but local people often call "Taisetsuzan". Article is here

Mt. Asahidake
Daisetsuzan National Park

Fall Foliage from Mikuni Pass

Visitors can enjoy a primeval forest with fall foliage from the Mikuni-toge Lookout, But Matsumi-ohashi Bridge (松見大橋), about 30 m heigh and about 330 m total length, through the primeval forest from Ryokushin Bridge (緑深橋) is most popular. A lot of the tourists come to take a photo of a combination of curved red bridge and the fall foliage. Mountain range and the sea of the trees with the fall foliage from the Ryokushin Bridge is good, too. The visitors must park their cars on the shoulder of the road because there is not a parking lot. The road has lots of traffic, so Watch out for cars!

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Mikuni-toge Lookout
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Mt. Nipesotsu and Fall Foliage from Mikuni-toge Lookout
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
View from Mikuni-toge Lookout
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Ryokushin Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Matsumi-ohashi Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Sea of Trees with Fall Foliage
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Matsumi-ohashi Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Matsumi-ohashi Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Matsumi-ohashi Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Fall Foliage
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Mt. Upepesanke Comes into Sight
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Mikuni-toge Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
View from Mikuni-toge Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
View from Mikuni-toge Bridge
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Road through Sea of Trees
Mikuni Pass with Fall Foliage in Kamishihoro
Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (15 cars)
Business hour 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-1564-7-7272
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 743 286 332*42

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Mikuni Pass. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Horoka Onsen

Kanoya Onsen Ryokan(鹿の谷温泉旅館) Fax: +81-1564-4-2163

Nukabira Onsen

Ganso Yumotokan(元祖 湯元館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Nukabira Onsen Hotel(糠平温泉ホテル)
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Nukabirakan Kanko Hotel(糠平館観光ホテル)
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Nakamuraya(中村屋)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Sankoso(山湖荘)
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Higashitaisetsu Nukabira Youth Hostel(東大雪ぬかびら ユースホステル)
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Onsen Pension Mori-no-Fukuro(ペンション 森のふくろう)
Primalstage(プライマルステージ)
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Daisetsuzan National Park is here

Daisetsuzan National Park

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