alternative words: Oze plains, Oze, Plain of Oze, Ozegahara, Oze ga hara
keywords: mountain, tohoku, tourist resort
related topics: Fukushima prefecture , Gunma prefecture , Niigata prefecture , Numata city
related web sites: http://www.kumagaya.or.jp/~carl/ , http://www.hikyaku.com/gallery/english/oze.htm
explanation: Spanning over Fukushima, Gunma and Niigata prefectures, the region which includes plain of Oze, Oze pond and its environs such as Mt. Shibutsu and Mt. Hiuchi is called Oze. Because of a variety of topographies and rare plants and animals, all the region is declared as a special natural reserve.