Midagahara is a flat snow-patch grassland spreading over the western slopes of the Tateyama mountain range. The plateau, 4km east-west and 2km north-south, is a gently inclined lava highland, and a toll bus road penetrates as part of the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route. Located around 2,000m in height with heavy snowfall, the area is covered with snow until early July, but streams and marshlands are formed in summer and autumn.
There is an observation deck to view a caldera lake 500m south from the bus station. A 2-hour loop trail in the north takes you to the marshland with alpine plants and hundreds of shallow ponds, with occasional songs of cuckoos. Words cannot describe the beauty of red foliage in mid-September. The surrounding mountain slopes are dotted with subarctic coniferous trees.
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Airport/Sta.Toyama Airport (about 31.7km) Google Transit