Midagahara and Dainichi Plain

The Highest Ramsar Site in Japan

The expansive wetlands of Midagahara and Dainichi Plain that overlook the Dainichi Ranges, are home to abundant ecosystems. The value of these wetlands was recognized with their designation as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in July 2012. There are plenty of highlights for walks through the area, such as the caldera observatory and the marshy ponds called Gakita that dot the wetlands. You’ll be delighted by the beautiful scenery in summer, with colourful butterflies and white fluff from the blooming hare’s-tail cottongrass. Abundant melt water flows down from Japan’s highest waterfall, Shomyo Falls.

Midagahara and Dainichi Plain

Address Chubu-Sangaku National Park, Kokuyurin, 11 Bunasakasoto, Ashikuraji, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama
TEL 076-463-5401 (Tateyama Nature Preservation Centre) 076-462-1001 (Tateyama Town Tourism Association) 076-431-3331 (Marketing Promotion Department, Tateyama Kurobe Kanko Co., Ltd.)
Access Adjacent to JR Toyama Station is Toyama Chiho Railway Toyama Station. From here, take the Tateyama Line and get off at Tateyama Station. Take the cable car for approx. seven minutes from Tateyama Station to Bijodaira Station. From Bijodaira Station, take the Kogen Bus for approx. 30 minutes.
Approx. 40 minutes by car from Tateyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway to Toyama Chiho Railway Tateyama Station. As private vehicles are not permitted past this point, take the cable car for approx. seven minutes from Tateyama Station to Bijodaira Station. From Bijodaira Station, take the Kogen Bus for approx. 30 minutes. It is recommended to park your vehicle in Tateyama Station’s free parking area.
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