Shiraneaoi (Palmatum)


The name of Glaucidium palmatum is said to originate from Mt. Nikko-Shirane. The plant is also known as the queen of wild grasses and flowers. The plant is peculiar to Japan with a single species of one genus and one family. The beautiful landscape can be enjoyed from ‘Mt. Nikko-Shirane Rock Garden’, located at the mountain top station of the Mt. Nikko-Shirane ropeway. (Best time to see: Early to Late June.)

Telephone 0278-58-3222


[Car] About 50 minutes from Numata IC on the Kanetsu Expressway

[Public Transportation] About 1 hour and 55 minutes by bus (fixed route) from ‘Jomokogen Station’ of Joetsu Shinkansen
       About 1 hour and 25 minutes by bus (fixed route) from Numata Station of Joetsu Line

Address 4658-58, Higashi-ogawa, Katashina-mura, Tone-gun, Gunma-ken, 378-0414