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[Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland in Uryu] Superb Scenery of Hokkaido Can Be Savored in High Moor

August 26th, 2015

Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland

Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland (雨竜沼湿原) is a marshland in Uryu town located in the northwestern part of Takikawa city, and has been designated as the Ramsar Convention. In Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園), the marshland is a high moor of about 100 ha at about 900 m above sea level. More than 700 ponds and marshs are in the high moor, and more than 200 types of flowers and plants can be observed. The Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland is famous as a little-known spot to be able to enjoy the beautiful nature scenery of Hokkaido. It is said that the best season is from late July to early August, and hikers can enjoy the scenery from mid June to early October.
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland Hiking Guide

Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Close to Sky
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

Movie of Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park (暑寒別天売焼尻国定公園) is a quasi-national park between Ishikari city, Shin-totsukawa town, Uryu town, Hokuryu town and Haboro town in the northern part of Hokkaido along the Sea of Japan (日本海), and extends from the north to the south, and has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1990. The area is 43,559 ha, and the the quasi-national park has the 8th largest area in 57 quasi-national parks (not include national parks) in Japan. It consists of 2 isolated islands, Shokanbetsu Mountain Range (暑寒別山系) and a coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, the mountains, sea birds, trees, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. The Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is divided into 4 areas, Teuri Island (天売島), Yagishiri Island (焼尻島), SHokanbetsu Area (暑寒別エリア) and Atsuta and Hamamasu Area (厚田・浜益エリア), and the Teuri Island, the Yagishiri Island and the SHokanbetsu Area mainly have a lot of highlights. Article is here

Teuri Island and Yagishiri Island
Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

Hiking to Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland

An administration house, a public restroom, Minami-shokanso (南暑寒荘), Uryunuma-Shitsugen Gate Park Camping Ground (雨竜沼湿原ゲートパークキャンプ場) are built at Uryunuma-Shitsugen Gate Park (雨竜沼湿原ゲートパーク) with a trailhaed. After writing my hiking registration (登山届) at the administration house, I asked a manager about a brown bear, and he replied that a certain hiker ran into the brown bear in the daytime, August 23. At that time, the brown bear seemed to run away luckly, so hikers had better bring bear-avoiding bells. The hikers may go a round trip for about 7 hours, and it takes 3.5-4 hours to go up and go down the mountain trail in that time.

Administration House. Hikers Must Write Hiking Registration Here
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Only One Restroom around Here. Hikers Should Go to Restroom before Hiking
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Gate Park Camping Ground
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Penkepetan River
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1st Suspension Bridge
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Hakuryu Falls
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2nd Suspension Bridge. Just Midway Point of Mountain Trail for Wetland
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The mountain trail was very tough to me. I felt very bad because of a beginning hiker. Furthermore, the hikers had better wacth their steps because they must go up or down along the side of a cliff. Expert hikers happened to pass went up or down the mountain trail with using poles, so I suppose that using the poles is comfortable. In addition, hikers had better bring water of more than 1 liter because I was sweating very much. Uryunuma-Shitsugen Wetland was really beautiful after hard work, and I was impressed at views very much. Particularly, a view from Uryunuma-shitsugen Observation Deck (雨竜沼湿原展望台) is superb. Most of the hikers could not help oohing and aahing.

Mountain Trail
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Shitsugen Terrace Came into Sight
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Hikers Must Cross River
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Hikers Should Wash Their Sole Not to Bring Seed of Plant to Wetland
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Yezo Gentian
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

Wooden paths of about 4 km length in total are built on the wetland, and it is easy to walk. The wooden path is one-way clockwise because of narrow. Shitsugen Terrace (湿原テラス) is near the entrance of the wetland, and hikers can view the wetland, or take a rest here. Except the terrace, the Uryunuma-shitsugen Observation Deck is built along a mountain trail to Mt. Minami-shokdandake (南暑寒岳), and whole wetland can be viewed. The view is very comfortable.

広告

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
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
View from Shitsugen Terrace
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
I Go Ahead Through Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Sparganium Gramineum Floats on Surface
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Plantain Lily
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
More Than 700 Large and Small Ponds
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
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 of 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
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Ponds Are Dotted with Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Marsh Grass of Parnassus
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Penkepetan River
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Plantain Lily
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Waterweed?
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Forked Road for Observation Deck
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Rough Mountain Trail of 500 m length
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Observation Deck
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Superb View
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Shitsugen Terrace Can be Seen
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
People Walk Through Wetland
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
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
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Form of Ponds Are My Preference
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Typical Wetland Scenery
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Hokkaido Is Great!
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
I Go Back Through Rough Mountain Trail
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Yezo Chipmunk! Looks Sleepy
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Mt. Maruyama of 853 m Elevation
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland
Hiking Registration Box. Hikers Should Put Hiking Registration in Box
Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland

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 the Uryunuma-shitsugen Wetland. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Minami Shokanso(南暑寒荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Uryunuma Camping Ground(雨竜沼キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hostel Yuki-Furu-Sato(たびびとやど ゆき・ふる・さと)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park is here

Shokanbetsu Teuri Yagishiri Quasi-National Park

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