Woodland Resort Tambara
Tambara Highland is a woodland resort located in national forests at the elevation of 1,200 to 1,550 meters and attracts many visitors throughout the year. You can see Mother Nature as far as the eyes can see! In spring, you can relax your mind and body with fresh air in the beech forest. You will have lots of fun camping with your friends in summer. Enjoy lavender flavoured ice cream and appreciate gorgeous view of lavender field. You will be enchanted by the magical autumn foliage. Have a great time enjoying winter sports. You will find your favorite way of spending wonderful time in the woodland resort Tambara!
Tambara Marshland: late April to late October
As the snow melts (usually around the Golden Week holidays), it is the best time to see skunk cabbage (late April to early May).
Dozens of marsh plants bloom until early fall.
Bicycling: early May to early November
There is a 4.5 km bicycle road circling around Lake Tambara.
※ Some parts are graveled.
New green leaves: best to see from mid-May to early June.
Camping: early July to late August
Woodland campsite: capacity of approximately 300 people. Day camping is available. The campsite is surrounded by a beech forest.
Lavender: late June to early September
The best time to see lavender is between mid-July and mid-August as 50,000 lavender (approximately 200,000㎡) bloom. Chair lift is operated during summer.
Tambara Lavender Park
Autumn foliage: best to see between mid to late October.
Lake Tambara has different appearance from season to season.
Snow activities: early December to early May
You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Tambara Ski Park until the Golden Week holidays. Snowshoeing at Bunadaira (beech tree grove) is also available.
Tambara Ski Park
Tambara Marshland is surrounded by the Sea of Japan type beech forests which spreads over the foot of Mt. Hotaka. Because of its rare vegetation, Tambara Marshland is called ‘Little Oze’ comparing to the famous Oze Marshland. You can enjoy lovely flowers in every season such as skunk cabbage.
Enjoy an easy walk around the trail as it takes only one hour. Walking little further takes you to ‘Bunadaira’ where there is a beech trees forest.
Bunadaira (Beech Tree Grove)
The flat space at 1,300 meters height above sea level surrounded by giant beech trees is called ‘Bunadaira.’ Visitors will appreciate new plants in spring, refreshment under the trees in summer and breathtaking autumn leaves in fall.
New green leaves: mid-May to early June
Autumn foliage: mid to late October
Buna’s Spring Water
On the way to the marshland, there are natural water springs as though there is a big water jar underground. Since the quantity and temperature of the water stay almost same throughout the year, the water keeps its temperature around 7℃. According to one explanation, rainwater gets purified through soil which plays a role as natural filter, and then the water springs up after many decades.
Skunk cabbage grows in clusters at Tambara Marshland and Tambara Juni-sawa (twelve creeks) in Tambara Highland. You can enjoy a casual walk as the boardwalks are well maintained at both places.
Tambara Marshland：Approximately 2,000 plants between late April and early May.
There is a parking space at the Center House. 15 minutes’walk to the marsh. It’s a total one hour walk around marsh and returning to the Center House.
Tambara Juni-Sawa (twelve creeks)：Approximately 1,000 plants between late April and early May.
Do not take a right turn at Tambara Ski Park entrance sign. Instead, go straight for about 500 meters. Then, turn right at the three way junction and go straight 100 meters. You will see an information sign. Walk about 50 meters on the boardwalk to the creeks.
Because of its rare vegetation, Tambara Marshland is called ‘Little Oze’ comparing to Oze Marshland. Tourists will appreciate lovely alpine plants and flowers in every season. You can see a bunch of plants at every spot as there is a boardwalk circling around the marsh.