People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
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 per person
- Guiding fee
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
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.
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.
In case I'm busy on the dates you request this trip, a JMGA mountain guide colleague will be able to guide you instead.
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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