Tadewara Marshland and Bougatsuru Wetland and Chojabaru Visitor Center
Tadewara Marshland is one of the largest intermediate moor in Japan. In November 2005, it was registered under the Ramsar Convention together with Bougatsuru Wetland. And Bougatsuru Wetland is a rare wetland in Japan to be registered under the Ramsar Convention. It is surrounded by mountain and many rare plans grows here. There is camping ground and people enjoy camping in the summer time.
Chojabaru Visitor Center is display of geography, plant and animals, and show video of Kiju mountains. You can get useful informations about Kuju Mountain Range, Tadewara Marshland and Bougatsuru Wetland. And the bus stop of this Center, you can catch buses bound for JR Yufuin station, JR Bungo-nakamura station, JR Beppu station, Kurokawa Onsen, Kumamoto busterminal.
Address: 255-33 Tano, Kokonoe-machi, Kusu-gun, Oita
Hours open to visitors: Chojabaru Visitor Center: 10:00 - 16:00
Admission Fee: Free
Closed: Chojabaru Visitor Center: Mondays, the day after holidays
Directions: 40 minutes by car from Kokonoe IC on oita Expressway.
Take Route 210 toward Kuju from Yufuin IC on oita Expressway. Turn to route 11 at Mizuwake Toge and go toward Chojabaru.
50 minutes by bus from JR Bungo Nakamura Station on JR Kyudai Main line.
[Parking] Chojabaru public parking area. Visitor center parking area: about 70 spaces