|Daisetsuzan National Park|
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:27|
(Daisetsuzan-kokuritsukoen, also pronounced Taisetsuzan) is located in the mountainous center of the island of Hokkaido. At 2267.64 square kilometers, Daisetsuzan is the largest national park in Japan. The name means Great Snowy Mountain, an apt description of these peaks - 15 of them over 2000 meters - that offer some of the most rugged hiking in Japan. The Ainu name for Daisetsuzan, kamui-mintara, translates to "playground of the gods"
How to get there?
There are no train lines within the park. The nearest stations are Asahikawa to the west, Kami-Furano on the southern side and Rubeshibe to the east. The best way to get to the park is the 9:10 bus from the front of the Asahikawa Station to the Asahidake rope way for 1,300Yen. There is also a bus from the Kami-Furano Station to the trailheads of Tokachi-dake and Furano-dake.
What to see?
Furano-dake & Genshigahara Wetlands (1912.1m)
You can climb up Mt. Furano dake enjoying trekking through spectacular scenery.
Genshigahara Wetlands has two routes:
Taki /Waterfall Course: 5hr 20mins up, and the 3hr 50min down or
Rinkan /Forest Course: 4 and a half hour trekking course.