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2-day Oze National Park guided hiking tour in Japan

Oze National Park guided hiking tour
Oze National Park guided hiking tour
Oze National Park guided hiking tour
Oze National Park guided hiking tour
Oze National Park guided hiking tour

Join Hiroko Takatsuki, a local experienced guide, on this 2-day Oze National Park guided hiking tour, in Japan. And enjoy the amazingly beautiful scenery!

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone

First Time


This 2-day Oze National Park guided hiking tour will take you to some of the most beautiful natural spots in Japan!

Oze National Park holds the largest highland marsh in the country and it is famous due to its unique flora and fauna. The lush vegetation makes the scenery spectacular, especially from spring to fall.

We'll go to Ozegahara marshland, the Ozenuma lake and Ayame-daira marsh. And you'll see the great beauty of the wetland contrasting with the amazing Mount Shinbutsu (2228 m) and Mount Hiuchigatake (2,356m). Plus, we'll spend the night at the comfortable Miharashi mountain hut, inside the park. So you'll experience the park's natural beauty from very close.

I've been guiding in this area for a long time so I know all the best spots. I'll make sure you don't miss out on any of the park's hidden gems. Please note that this tour is offered only until beginning of October when the roads and huts close.

Please contact me with your requests and I'll be happy to guide you on this amazing 2-day Oze National Park guided hiking tour. Dare come discover this beautiful corner of Japan with me!

And if you'd prefer a shorter hike, please check out my 1-day Oze National Park hiking tour.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance


Day 1: Shirasawa to Ryugu

We’ll head up to Hatomachi-toge. Where we’ll walk to Ayame-daira, Ryugu. We’ll spend the night at Miharashi mountain hut.

Day 2: Lake Ozenuma

Hike to Lake Ozenuma. Then, we will go to Kobuchizawa-tashiro Marsh and Oshimizu-daira Marsh.




- People who participate in this tour can stay the previous night at our partner guest house for JPY 1,000. - During the hike we'll stay at Miharashi mountain hut.

More info

In case I'm busy on the dates you request this trip, a JMGA mountain guide colleague will be able to guide you instead.

Meeting point

We will meet at 6:30 a.m. at your guesthouse or 7:30 at the roadside station of Shirasawa.

About the guide

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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What people are saying about Hiroko Takatsuki

Olivia Lee


March, 2023

No one replies questions on Explore-share whatsapp. Appreciate if can know change of tour guide in advance.

Li-hsin Tu


March, 2022

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.

Jesus DeLeon


October, 2019

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Mindy Han


March, 2019

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!

Andrew Vigar


February, 2019

It was wonderful and the guides were superb – big recommendation



April, 2018

A good climb although weather wasn't good and couldn't see much at the summit.



April, 2018

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March, 2018

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.



February, 2018

I got a new experience from here. She is very nice I will come back here again. ^^

Yve Driesen


August, 2017

Very friendly, patient and professional guide. Good rafting skills. Lovely day! Thx !

Jonathan Travis


May, 2017

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!


October, 2016

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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