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Oze National Park

Oze is designated as the Special Protection Zone of Oze National Park as well as the Special Natural Monument of Japan and the Ramsar wetland site. You will find the spectacular unspoiled beauty and serenity of the spectacular natural wilderness such as Ozegahara, the largest highland marsh on the main island of Japan and Ozenuma formed from a river blocked by eruptions and a rock-slide from Mt. Hiuchigatake. Oze National Park fascinates all visitors with its spectacular landscape consisting of beautiful alpine plants such as Mizubasho (Skunk Cabbage) and Nikko Kisuge (Orange-yellow daylily), the grass foliage which turns the surroundings into an autumn wonderland of gold as well as floating islands on a pond.

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Ozegahara--the largest highland marsh on the mainland of Japan.

Ozegahara--the largest highland marsh on the mainland of Japan.

About 2km north to south, 6km west to east, Ozegahara is the largest highland marsh on the mainland of Japan. You can enjoy a variety of beautiful plateau plants on the wetland surrounded by Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Hiuchigatake ,such as skunk cabbages, a flower species that appears in the lyrics of the famous Japanese song, ‘Natsu no Omoide (Memory of Summer)’, and daylilies, much loved for their vivid yellow color.

Ozenuma also has a fascinating water reflection of Mt. Hiuchigatake, one of the hundred famous Japanese mountains.

Ozenuma also has a fascinating water reflection of Mt. Hiuchigatake, one of the hundred famous Japanese mountains.

Ozenuma is formed from a river blocked by eruptions and rockslides from the southern Mt. Hiuchigatake. It takes about 3 hours to go around the marsh but is worth a try as there are many must-see spots, such as the north coast with many large and small wetlands, and the east coast with the beautiful landscape of Mt. Hiuchigatake.

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