Important points for trekking

Oze on the Fukushima side has more mountainous areas than Gunma side, and is full of various trekking scenes.But it also means that there are many dangers and precautions. Let's write a mountain climbing notification and enter the mountain.

Paying Attention to the Climate

Low temperatures

Located in the highlands surrounded by 2,000-meter class mountains, the average temperature in Oze is estimated to be about 10 degrees cooler than Tokyo.

High precipitation throughout the year

Oze is susceptible to the climate influence of the Pacific Ocean in summer and the Sea of Japan in winter, resulting in a lot of rain throughout the year. Be careful not to slip on wet wooden paths in the rain. Also, be careful not to cross rivers that are flooded and avoid hypothermia from prolonged outdoor activities. One alternative is to remain at a mountain lodge and wait for the weather to improve.

Lingering snow

The mountains of Oze have one of the heaviest snowfalls in Japan, and there is lingering snow on the ground even after the mountains open in early summer. The north face of Mt. Hiuchi, for example, will continue to be covered in snow until around the end of the rainy season. Be sure to check the latest information and carry crampons and other equipment if necessary.

High temperatures and direct sunlight in midsummer

Due to climate change in recent years, many trekkers suffer from dehydration and heatstroke from high temperatures and direct sunlight at Oze in midsummer. Please check the water refill places on the map beforehand and hydrate frequently.

Being Careful of the Nature

Other Conduct

There are other specific rules in Oze. For further details, please visit the Oze Preservation Foundation website.