Hiking the Oze Highland Marsh

IMG_6585-0Over the weekend I finally got a chance to visit the Oze National park, one of the most famous natural spots in a prefecture known for it’s nature. Officially opened in 2007, the park actually extends across not only Gunma but Fukushima, Tochigi and Niigata as well.

Oze is an interesting place, as it is a rare highland marsh, clocking in at 1400 feet above sea level. The well known hiking is generally quite flat, and most of it is actually on a raised wooden boardwalk across the marsh to protect the land. There is no deviating from this trail!

IMG_6699-0Oze is quite a popular location to see the fall colors, and though the Super Typhoon was looming we were lucky to have an incredibly clear day to enjoy the leaves and grasses.

I’ve been meaning to get up to Oze for as long as I’ve lived in Japan, so…

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