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Trip to Yamagata

Trekking guide - Mount Zao -

  • Okama and dicentra (about July): Image

    Okama and dicentra (about July)

    View Matsudaira (about July): Image

    View Matsudaira (about July)

  • Virgin forest where wetlands and green to glitter are deep,
    We can thoroughly enjoy beautiful Zao seasonally.
    Position of Mount Zao: Image
    - Zao Hot Springs -
    With generic name of mountain range where Zao extends over Yamagata and Miyagi, Mt. Kumano-dake of 1,841m above sea level is the highest peak. Including virgin forest where flower, green of Okama of emerald green and pretty dicentra are deep, the highlight including wetlands and valley is full.
    The fresh green and colored leaves, view from ropeway including Juhyo tree (tree rime) are attractive one, too. Hot spring of the foot known as excellent hot water heals pleasant fatigue after having thoroughly enjoyed trekking.
    - Zao Kogen Bodaira
    Refreshing plateau zone where Zao Heights Bodaira spreads through around 1,000m above sea level. This name ran out once because there was Bo of mountaineering ascetic. A lot of precipice and highlight including wonderful waterfall that Promenade is maintained, and strangely shaped rocks mysterious stone affects in hermit swamp.
    We can enjoy trekking through spring azalea, alpine plant including summer dicentra, autumn colored leaves, the year including winter Juhyo tree (tree rime).
    If weather is good, other than Okama of Zao, we can look around the Pacific from horseback distantly.
[summer of 2017 opening of the mountaineering season = Friday, April 21]
 
 
  • Orchis aristata (about June): Image

    Orchis aristata
    (about June)

  • Loiseleuria procumbens (about June): Image

    Loiseleuria procumbens
    (about June)

  • Geum (about June): Image

    Geum
    (about June)

  • Cotton grass (6-7 these past months): Image

    Cotton grass
    (6-7 these past months)

  • Trientalis europaea (6-7 these past months): Image

    Trientalis europaea
    (6-7 these past months)

  • Fringed galax (6-7 these past months): Image

    Fringed galax
    (6-7 these past months)

  • Sawa orchid (about July): Image

    Sawa orchid
    (about July)

  • Rhododendron Metternichii (about July): Image

    Rhododendron Metternichii
    (about July)

  • ezooyamarindo (8-9 these past months): Image

    ezooyamarindo
    (8-9 these past months)

  • Dicentra trekking: Image
  • ● Period : Every day until from the beginning of July to the end of July
  • ● Admission : Adult 5,000 yen child 3,500 yen (we include ropeway charges, guide charges, premium)
  • ● Capacity : On 20 (the smallest operation number of people: two) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, receptionist is possible until 8:50 on the morning of the day. On weekdays, it requires reservation until two days ago.
  • Virgin forest and visiting wetlands trekking of beech: Image
  • ● Period : Every day until from the beginning of August to the end of August
  • ● Admission : Adult 4,500 yen child 3,000 yen (we include ropeway charges, guide charges, premium)
  • ● Capacity : On 20 (the smallest operation number of people: two) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, receptionist is possible until 8:50 on the morning of the day. On weekdays, it requires reservation until two days ago.
  • ■Field guide

    Table: Image

    We get off Mt. Kumano-dake and face free of charge marsh, view Matsudaira, but can enjoy stock of Kita Japanese white pine going over moor and 300 years years old here. In addition, a lot of marshes can taste mysterious atmosphere that virgin forest and marsh weave on central plateau.

  • Okama, flower, wind, sound trekking of Zao: Image
  • ● Period : Every day until from the middle of June to the end of August, Sundays and holidays of Sep
  • ● Admission : 3,500 yen (adult, child same amount, lift charges, guide charges, premium)
  • ● Capacity : It requires reservation until seven days before 20 people (the smallest operation number of people: four)
  • ■Field guide

    Table: Image

    Riser outdoor school
    tokuseiben (advantageous friction is rich)

    We can enjoy "dicentra" in the beginning of July when we go to Mt. Kumano-dake while observing crater lake "Okama" of Zao shining with emerald green. On guardian deity of a rice field moor, we can enjoy many alpine plants through season. Spring of Mori of Shimizu heals fatigue of trekking.

  • ■Access

    From JR Kaminoyama-Onsen Station
    It is 40 minutes in free of charge shuttle bus "green echo"
    Timetable of green echo
    It is 40 minutes by car from Yamagata Expressway Yamagata zao IC
    It is 30 minutes by Yamako bus from Zao Hot Springs
    Yamako bus

  • ■Contact

    Zao Liza World
    TEL. 023-679-2311
    Homepage address
    http://www.zaoliza.co.jp/

  • Table 1: Image
  • Table 2: Image
  • MAP: Image
  • Zao Heights Bodaira, azalea Park (about June): Image

[about Katsuta mountaintop line bus service from Yamagata Station]

※It travels only on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays until ~ July 31 on the opening next day.
※It travels every day from August 1 to November 3.

(when echo line is closed, it is suspended by the snow)

[related link]
[100 famous mountains in Japan in Yamagata] Trekking & alpine plant contents

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