Katashina Village

(English) Touden Hut

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Touden Hut is conveniently located for those planning to walk around Ozegahara Marsh and those travelling from the south to the north in the area via Ozenuma Lake and Sanjo-no-Taki (falls). If you are lucky, you can see from the window of the dining room a white rainbow, which appears several times during the season. The accommodation was named Touden (short for Tokyo Electric Power Company in Japanese), as it was used for the field researchers to stay during the construction of the once-planned Ozegahara Dam. Since the cancellation of the plan, a different company has managed the accommodation with the name unchanged. It was renovated in 1991 to serve as the model of an environmentally-friendly lodge with the installation of a solar power generation system and an advanced combined wastewater treatment tank. The meals are mainly washoku (Japanese cuisine) and the guest rooms are Japanese-style. Reservation for a private room can be made for two guests or more. You may request a bento (packed meal) for lunch at the time of check in.

From the direction of Tokyo: (1) By bus: Leave Shinjuku on a Kan-etsu Transportation Highway Express Bus: Oze → Get off at Tokura → Walk about one minute to Hatomachi-Toge Bus Office (2) By train: Leave Tokyo on a JR East Joetsu Shinkansen → Get off at Jomo Kogen Station →Take a Kan-etsu Transportation bus to Hatomachi-Toge Bus Office Take a shuttle bus/a taxi from Hatomachi-Toge Buss Office to Hatomachi Toge From Hatomachi Toge to Touden Hut: About two and a half hours' walk (8.6 kilometers)

(English) http://www.welcome-to-oze.com/mountain/?page=0003


Reservation is required for every stay in a lodge in Oze. As the lodges are scattered extensively around Oze National Park, confirm their locations first depending on a preferred course and then make a reservation. Check-in/Check-out: Guests are advised to check-in no later than about 4:00 pm. Check-in early to be ready for the next day. When taking a bath: Guests are requested to voluntarily refrain from using soap, shampoo and other products for the purpose of nature conservation. Meals: Supper is served from about 5:00 pm and breakfast from about 6:00 am. If you want a bento (packed meal) for lunch next day, reserve it at the time of check-in. Lights‐out time: The lights are turned out at 9:00 pm. “Go to bed early and get up early” is the first rule of mountain climbing. Please be sure to keep to the lights-out time so as not to bother other guests.