Daisetsusan National Park's soaring mountains are home to about 250 species of alpine plants. Many, such as the hosoba uruppuso, are endemic to the region.
The foothills here are covered in vast forests of Yezo spruce and Todo fir. The animals that inhabit these areas include brown bears, Yezo stoats and Japanese pikas. You may also spot alpine butterflies unique to the Daisetsuzan mountain range, such as the usubakicho and Freija's fritillary.