Hiking trail from the Odashirogahara observatory platform to Ryuzu Waterfall

Starting from the Odashirogahara marshland observatory platform, this 8.5 km circuit takes in Lake Sainoko and the Ryuzu Waterfalls. Fine landscapes are on the agenda during the first part, with gigantic Japanese elms and Mongolian oaks. Once you arrive on the pretty Senjugahama Beach, the path's appearance changes. It looks down on Lake Chuzenji and reveals a sublime view behind curtains of azaleas, beeches and maples. To avoid getting a shock, bear in the mind that the rock faces to be climbed are steep in places, and that you may come across a deer, macaque or bear.

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Okunikko’s natural assets

In the upper reaches of the sacred city, the mountainous region of Okunikko is stunning in every season. While the cedars planted in the late 17C serve as a backdrop for the temples and shrines down in the valley, at altitude the lakes, moors and rivers surrounding Lake Chuzenji complement the perfectly formed cone of the Nantai volcano to create a fabulous landscape.
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