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Yakushima, Japan Adventure - Rain Forest

12/28/2003

Yakushima, Japan, the Floating Alps. Home of the ancients, World Heritage island. Photos of the amazing Rain Forests.

Other photos available: Yaku-sugi trees; Mountains; also Yakushima Waters. Also, read more about the World Heritage, park, and ecosystem of Yakushima here.

Yakushima photos - Rain Forest

There is good water here - and a lot of it. The forests change as you go up in altitude, from the coast to the nearly 2000 meter summit of Miyanoura peak.

Upper Yakushima Forest


Upper Yakushima Forest


Misty Yakushima Forest


Lower Yakushima Forest


Lower Yakushima Forest - ridge


Inside the Forest
Strange trails


mound (a blur)


Trees covered with moss


Scenes that inspired the Princess Mononoke Animation movie
were taken from Yakushima.
Mononoke forest, Yakushima


Mossy Forest

The rich, dense forest, and the constant damp climate and rainfall make this rainforest ecosystem unique in the world.

Dense Forest


Forest Boughs


Ferny Stumps


The forests are very thick, and dense. It was often too dark for easy photographing. So I used some tricks with my digital camera (Nikon), including a few in black and white.

Tree branches


Trees in mist


Forest heights, mist of Yakushima


Ephiphytes: the dense ecosystem that is the Yakushima forest reveals complex symbiotic relationships between these numerous plants.

Epiphytes



Can you see the animals in the forest?

Monkeys

The main wildlife we saw were the playful monkeys (here), and stocky deer. A lot of birds were seen and heard, but there seemed to be few bugs, insects, snakes and other annoyances, leaving it very enjoyable for the traveler.
Deer





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