Fukushima & Gunma
The vast highland marsh of Ozegahara are part of Oze National Park, and occupy a basin-shaped plateau that straddles the three prefectures of Fukushima, Gunma, and Niigata. The marsh rises from 1,400 to 1,600 meters and is accessible from Fukushima and Gunma. Mt. Hiuchi (or Hiuchigatake), the tallest mountain in the Tohoku region (2,356 m), and Mt. Shibutsu (2,228 m) enclose the marsh at opposite ends. Access is easy from Gunma Prefecture starting at Hatomachi-toge Pass. Visitors can easily traverse the marsh along elevated boardwalks while enjoying the alpine flowers and scattered ponds, or stay at one of the many well-equipped mountain lodges.
Duration 1day / 6hours
Highest Point 1,591m (Hatomachi-toge Pass)
Elevation Gain 193m
Horizontal Distance 15.8km
* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.
Reference: Round Trip from Hatomachi-toge Pass with a Loop from Ushikubi
Take a 80 minutes by Shinkansen from JR Tokyo Station to JR Jomokogen Station, and 2 hour bus ride from JR Jomokogen Station to Tokura. From Tokura, the journey to Hatomachi Toge Pass takes about 25 minutes by bus.