Ecotourism in Urabandai
The landscape of Urabandai was completely transformed by the large amount
of mud, rock, and other sediment displaced during the eruption of Mt.
Bandai on July 15, 1888. As a result, Urabandai offers something a bit
different from other highlands. Abundant water, breathtaking colors of
the forests, and refined air gives the impression of a natural wonderland
untouched by the hand of man.
The allure of Urabandai—with its many lakes
and ponds formed by the eruption, the vivaciously flourishing plants,
and the insects and animals that live there—captivates many people.
With a trail guide you can learn about the animals and plants
in detail and
come to understand the significance of preserving Urabandai’s natural
We hope you’ll come to Urabandai through ecotourism and
gain a firsthand understanding of its nature, culture, and people.
[Goshiki Ponds Trekking Guide Route]
During this season, caressed by the refreshing highland air, you can see the
vibrant, yet softly shining colors of the Goshiki Ponds. In order to
monitor the restoration of the natural environment we walk the trails
around the ponds once a month, and no matter how many times we do, we’re
always moved at the new discoveries we’ve found.
[Oguni Marsh Seseragi Trekking Guide Route]
Listening to the sound of the brooks, let your thoughts of day to day
life slip away. Walk through virgin beech forests dappled with sunlight
for about two hours and you’ll come to a field of lilies. The instant
you set foot on the marsh’s wooden path, surrounded by the lilies’
scent, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported into another world.
We invite you to discover this world of wonder firsthand.
It just wouldn’t be summer without canoeing! Gliding across the lakes
with the majestic Mt. Bandai as a background, feel nature through and
Have a water-world fantastic summer in the highlands! Come for an adventure
complete with a natural water slide, pool, and diving board! Drift
along in the pure water, swim, and dive! Step into a world where kids
can feel like adults and adults can be kids again! *“Shower Walk” is
a “Moku-moku Shizen Juku Silent Nature School” originally designed
[Nakatsugawa Keikoku Trekking Guide Route]
We especially recommend taking the Nakagawa Keikoku Trekking Route in
autumn. Listening to the sound of flowing water in the quiet forest,
you can’t help but feel a sense of serenity. This is the perfect course
for a tranquil autumn day.
We have added a site on Snow Season in Urabandai. See this.
See Akanuma completely frozen. You can see the harsh features of a crater
wall up close. As you continue on the course you can see plumes of
gas rising in the air, then you come upon Yellow Falls—which, as the
name suggests, is yellow. This is a demanding mountain course.
[Fishing for Wakasagi on Lake Hibara]
The content of this program includes: a lecture by an instructor, seeing
the winter forest scenery by snowmobile, and fishing for a type of
freshwater fish called wakasagi. After fishing, you fry and eat your
catch. Those who weren’t able to catch fish receive presents.
*This is an “Outdoor Sports Club BACSS” program