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Trip to Yamagata

Trekking guide - Mount Zao -

  • Okama and dicentra (around July): Image

    Okama and dicentra (around July)

    View Matsudaira (around July): Image

    View Matsudaira (around 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, wetlands and the highlight including valley are 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 where 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.
[please refer for Details after opening of the mountaineering season = Jun in the summer of 2019]
 
 
  • Orchis aristata (around June): Image

    Orchis aristata
    (around June)

  • Loiseleuria procumbens (around June): Image

    Loiseleuria procumbens
    (around June)

  • Geum (around June): Image

    Geum
    (around 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 (around July): Image

    Sawa orchid
    (around July)

  • Rhododendron Metternichii (around July): Image

    Rhododendron Metternichii
    (around July)

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

    ezooyamarindo
    (8-9 these past months)

  • Dicentra trekking: Image
  • ● Period : Every day from early July through late July
  • ● Admission : Adult 5,000 yen child 3,500 yen (we include ropeway charges, guide charges, premium)
  • ● Capacity : On the day, on 20 (the smallest operation number of people: two) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, receptionist is possible until 8:50 a.m. On weekdays, it requires reservation until two days ago.
  • Virgin forest and visiting wetlands trekking of beech: Image
  • ● Period : Every day from early August through late August
  • ● Admission : Adult 4,500 yen child 3,000 yen (we include ropeway charges, guide charges, premium)
  • ● Capacity : On the day, on 20 (the smallest operation number of people: two) Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, receptionist is possible until 8:50 a.m. 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 moor and stock of Kita Japanese white pine more than 300 years years old here. In addition, a lot of marshes can taste mysterious atmosphere that virgin forest and marsh weave on central plateau.

  • Table 1: Image
  • Table 2: Image
  • MAP: Image
  • Zao Heights Bodaira, azalea Park (around 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 October 28.

(in the case of suspension of traffic, echo line is suspended by the snow)

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

2019.05.07
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