Komado Marsh

Komado Marsh

Untouched natural marsh surrounded by beech trees.

Komado is a small and lovely marsh located at the top of Komado Pass in Minamiaizu Town. Although small, it is an ideal place for exploring moorland vegetation. You can see a variety of plants from one season to the next, and can enjoy spectacular views of the highlands as well.

The marsh was designated as a National Natural Treasure in 1970.
 

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://showavill.info/see/komadoshitsugen/(Japanese)
Contact

Showa Village Tourism Association

(+81) 241-57-3700

Best Season
  • Summer
ParkingFree parking available for 20 cars
Related infoKey points of the sightseeing spot/ recommended points for tours:
Skunk Cabbages, Cotton Grass, Nikko Kisuge
Best season: From May to July.
Access Details
AccessOashi, Showa, Onuma District, Fukushima 968-0214
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Getting there

By Car: Approx. 1 hour and 20 min. from Nishinasuno I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway. (Brief Directions from Nishinasuno I.C. Exit: Take Route 400, then Route 121, then Route 289)

By Train: 30 min by taxi from Aizu Tajima Station (Aizu Railway)

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