Mysterious trip on the paradise of moss
You really haven’t cared about what kind of creature moss is, have you? Even those not interested in moss will for sure be mesmerized by its beauty once they step into the forest of Mt. Kitayatsugatake. Experience it once, which will show you the different world you’ve never seen. Making of terrarium (a small moss forest) now very popular in Mugikusa hut. Enjoy creating the only one terrarium in the world with healing effect to decorate your room. Also known as the stage for the artwork of Mr. Tozankaii, “Reverberating green”. A healing moment with the beauty of trees and nature reflected on the surface of water. Mishaka pond reflecting sunset with its deep red is extremely beautiful.
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Forest of Mt. Kitayatsugatake
Mt. Kitayatsugatake is the paradice to moss. Once you step into the forest, you'll be daunted with blue moss spread around, the mysterious world of healing you are never able to feel in cities. 10 forests around Shirakoma pond are named, with each has its own characteristics, kinds of moss also differing. With the landscape excelling its size and beuty to be named by Japan academic association of moss species as "the valuable forest of moss in Japan".
Mysteirous lake brimmed with pure water. 2,115 high, the lake situated in the highest place in Japan, with the forest of moss spead aruond it. In fall, the best view for leaves changing colors reflected on the lake, with all the trees around it getting deep-red. With guiding placards. The roads around the lake is slippery; come with attires suited for trekking such as sneaker, trekking shoes or other comfortable shoes.
Located on Mugikusatoge (ridge), 2127 m high, the second highest of the national roads, with the forest / roads of holy moss from Yaku island around it. In addition, in the grassland are mountain / field grasses in bloom; in the forest are wild birds such as nuscicapidae, star crows, or Japanese bullfinch to be seen. At night, in the sky of the grassland is Milky way clearly spread, a secret view point for star fans. In winter, snow-shoe trekking with snom-mobile shuttle is populare. A mountain inn annexd to a natoinal road where from a novice to an advanced, those who love nature can relax and spend time each.
Mishake pond (shooting at deer)
A pond used as the motif for "resounding green" of Kaii Tozan. A reserve pond in Mt. Yatsugatake Chushin highland national park, also designated as of the best 100 ponds in Japan by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Also famous as a pond usded as the motif of a famous work, Mr. Kaii Tozan, a Japanese painting artist, "resounding green". The best time is the season of yellow leaves of Japanese pine, with its gold reflected on the mysterious deep-green water surface. With guiding placards. You may not go around the lake; do not get over its dike.
An inn of secret spa surrounded by the forest of white birch. Opened was 1,000 years ago. Bluish milky-white hot water is called "Shingen's medicine hot water". A moutain inn you can relax, enjoying our mountain / village cuisinces made of locally produced mountain vegetables called "Morinotakaramonozukusi (all the treasure of the forest)", for you to spend luxurious time mentally and physically.
Kurumayama panorama lift
Enjoying the grand panorama to the fullest. Kurumayama is a sanctuary to highland plants; the skyline about the cloud that divides the carpet of flowers; 360-degree big panorama from the moutain top is the view that represents Japan. In summer, hiking; in winter the base lift for ski and snow shoe.
Yashimagahara wetland (opening)
Yashimagahara wetland is a high-rise wetland situated about 1,630 m high. It is said that it has taken about 12,000 years for it to become the present state. In summer season, 400 kinds of flowers bloom to entertain visitors; you can see grassland birds other than those. A 2-minute walk from Yashima wetland parking will take you to the opening (so-called) where you can get a full view of the wetland, a spot even physically weak people can easily enjoy beautiful landscapes.
A pasture to nurture cows extended on the both sides of Bigahara highland panorama hiking fourse (from Bigahara highland museum to Bigahara nature protection center), with no huts for them like a normal sightseeing pasture, with pastral view of the large glassland of 400ha, on which about 300 cow infants are released from late May to mid Oct.
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