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Unveiling Hidden Gems: Thrilling Local Attractions and Must-Do Adventures!

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Discover the Magic of Numanohara Wetlands: A Hiker's Paradise, the beauty of Madarao.

Updated: Apr 30, 2023

Location: Madarao Niigata/Nagano

Distance from Onpoint Madarao: 1.7 km / 7 minutes by car / 20 minutes walk.

Open: Every day

Google Maps: Numanohara Wetlands

Welcome to Onpoint Madarao Hotel, your gateway to adventure in the heart of Japan's majestic mountain region. While known for its remarkable skiing slopes, Madarao also boasts a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and hikers—the Numanohara Wetlands, or 沼の原湿原 in Japanese. Nestled in close proximity to our hotel, this stunning marshland offers an enchanting hiking experience for all ages. Join us as we explore the bountiful trails, vibrant botanical flowers, and the captivating ecosystem of Numanohara Wetlands.

Beautiful spring colors of Numanohara marsh.
Early spring walks at Numanohara Marsh.

Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit:

For those seeking a break from the snowy slopes, Numanohara Wetlands presents a perfect escape into the embrace of nature. Lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera, and prepare for a thrilling journey through lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. The hiking trails surrounding the wetlands offer a delightful mix of tranquility and excitement, making it an ideal destination for hikers of all skill levels.

Fresh spring water energy spurring life.
Fresh mountain water floods the Numanohara Marshlands.

Blooming Botanical Wonders and the Beauty of Madarao:

One of the most captivating features of Numanohara Wetlands is the abundance of botanical flowers that bloom throughout the green season. In May, as spring transitions into summer, the marshland comes alive with a vibrant display of Skunk lilies, locally known as Mizubashou. These delicate flowers, with their unique aroma and brilliant white petals, create a breathtaking carpet of dazzling beauty across the wetlands. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the mesmerizing beauty of this natural spectacle.

Trails to Lake Nozomiko and Beyond:

The hiking trails near Numanohara Wetlands offer a seamless connection to the serene Lake Nozomiko, offering hikers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the surrounding nature. The trail, with its picturesque views and refreshing forested paths, leads you on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscape. As you explore, you'll witness the wonders of the region, from cascading waterfalls to diverse wildlife, creating an adventure that leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

A cool calm lake below Mount Madarao, Nagano/Niigata.
Calm, cool, and crystal clear Lake Nozomi.

Fun for the Whole Family:

Numanohara Wetlands is a haven for explorers of all ages, making it an ideal destination for a family day out. Children will be delighted by the endless discoveries awaiting them—from following wildlife footprints to spotting vibrant birds perched on trees. They can also enjoy playful moments in crystal-clear streams and waterways, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Stay with Onpoint Madarao Hotel:

After a day of exhilarating hiking and adventure, unwind and recharge at Onpoint Madarao Hotel. Our cozy and comfortable accommodations provide the perfect respite, offering a serene atmosphere where you can relax and reflect on your outdoor escapades. Our attentive staff will ensure that your stay is memorable, and our facilities cater to all your needs, whether it's indulging in delicious cuisine or relaxing by the open fire and bar.

Join Us on an Unforgettable Adventure: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Numanohara Wetlands and embark on an unforgettable hiking adventure near Onpoint Madarao Hotel. Immerse yourself in the enchanting wonders of nature, discover the blooming Mizubashou Skunk lilies, and connect with the serenity of Lake Nozomiko. Book your stay with us at and let the magic of Madarao captivate your heart.



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