Location: Uryu, Hokkaido, Japan

Monday, August 07, 2006

Uryu Numa

Uryu Numa is a large marshland that was carved out of a mountain by an ancient glacier. Sugoi desu ne?!!! It is what my lovely town of Uryu is famouse for. I have been many places in Hokkaido, but I must say without a trace of bias, that Uryu Numa is the most spactacular and beautiful place that I have been. The small ponds that dot the landscape are pristine. There are no fish living in the ponds, and all the water in them is rain and ground water. When I went, the flowers were just starting to bloom. The geology geek in me was thrilled with how cool it was to be standing where a glacier once was, thousands of years ago.


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