Join Hiroko Takatsuki, a local experienced guide, on this 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour. And enjoy the colors of Japan's forests and flowers at their best!
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Open to everyone
This 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour is the perfect opportunity to admire Japan's most beautiful trees and flowers at their best!
Oze National Park is located at 200 kms northwest of Tokyo. An open grassland surrounded by Mount Shinbutsu (2228 m) and Mount Hiuchigatake (2,356m), it's one of the most amazing hidden treasures in Japan.
Indeed, its natural scenery changes from spring to fall, showcasing an incredible range of nature colors. During spring and early summer, you will get to enjoy beautiful mizubasho white flowers. By the end of summer and early fall, the Japanese yellow lily (nikko-kosuge) takes over. The fall, however, is the perfect time to enjoy the incredible red of Japanese maples, pines and other trees.
So, I'll take you all around this amazing park and I'll show you the perfect spots for pictures. Since there are different paths to walk, like Oze Marshland, Ayame Daira and Oze-numa, you'll get to decide where to go. Trust me: it will be an unforgettable experience!
Please note that this tour is only offered between end of May and beginning of October. The road to the national park is blocked in other periods.
So please contact me to make this 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour happen. And please specify any requests you may have so I can make the proper arrangements in advance.
- Guiding fee
- Personal insurance
People who participate in this tour can stay the previous night at our partner guest house for JPY 1,000.
In case I'm busy on the dates you request this trip, a JMGA mountain guide colleague will be able to guide you instead.
We will meet at 6:30 a.m. at your guest house or 7:30 at the toadside station of Shirasawa.
I am a JMGA mountain guide based in Minakami in Gumma prefecture in Japan, home to Mount Tanigawa in the Tanigawa Mountain Range. It is one of the top 100 famous mountains in Japan and is my favourite mountain full of potentials in rock climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and trekking. I also run a lodging service there for the convenience of clients, which I started in response to the requests by my clients in 2011.
My specialty ranges from climbing / mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snow shoeing), Sawanobori (climbing up through waterfalls), backcountry skiing / ski touring, pack rafting and canyoning.
Having been a member of Exploration Club whilst at University in Kyoto, my first guiding certification was in river rafting, where my passion lay at the time, and my main guiding activities now are mostly in the mountains.
With “explore deeper and have fun” as mottos, I put together outdoor adventure itineraries for each season of the year, so that more people can feel and enjoy the power and kindness of the nature.
I would love to share the unique, beautiful and exploratory experience you can get in Minakami with you, let it be in the mountains or in the waters!
I have the following certificates: JMGA Climbing Guide Stage Level 2, Oze Nature Guide, Oze Climbing Guide and WMA Wilderness First Responder.
When I'm unavailable to guide, my trusted colleagues with JMGA certifications will be able to guide you!
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It was my first winter mountaineering experience, and I had a wonderful time. Hiroko is great guide. She is professional, knowledgable, and very patient. Also, her love for Tanigawadake and the Minakami area is both inspiring and contagious. It made me want to come back and experience the area in a different season. My only complaint is that our email communication was a little slow. Overall I highly recommend this tour.
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Hiroko was amazingly fit, really professional and punctual, and clearly loved the area. Lunch was delicious and we got so lucky with the weather - highly recommended!
It was wonderful and the guides were superb – big recommendation
A good climb although weather wasn't good and couldn't see much at the summit.
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Excellent guide for a very dangerous mountain! In Hiroko's hands she guided me across challenging terrain. I highly recommend this winter hike as she will teach you the basics of winter mountaineering. The mountain is quite steep. For beginner mountaineers, this is the perfect trial ground. Hiroko was polite friendly and extremely helpful. She dropped me off at an onsen after the hike and then dropped me off at the train station.
I got a new experience from here. She is very nice I will come back here again. ^^
Very friendly, patient and professional guide. Good rafting skills. Lovely day! Thx !
Hiro was fantastic from start to finish. She introduced me to winter techniques and was brilliant company all the way to the peak. She is a true pro. It was an epic day on Tanigawa that will live long in the memory!
Thank you soooooo much to help arranging such an experience for us! Jimmy, Alice and I had so much fun, everything was great!!!! Thank you for your kindness! We love the blog too! We will certainly come again! Please send our great appreciation to Michi San (he's fun and cool!), also our Chef (She made us the best noodles and CD : ) I will send you more photos. Please take care and let us know when the next multi-day packrafting opportunity comes. We love camping and outdoor! Japan has a very nice natural environment. Cheers, Ardis
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