Amami 2015 (4/9) : Kinsakubaru Primeval Forest (金作原原生林)

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Lots of endemic species remain in the forest.

On second day morning, I got up early and checked out for paticipating the tour of Kinsakubaru primeval forest. The car of the tour picked me up in front of my hotel.

Kinsakubaru is natural subtropical forest.
Around 80% of the island is covered with subtropical woodland. And Kinsakubaru is one of the few places where we can actually get to see natural Mangrove trees.

Sign, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

土砂崩れなどで行き止まりになっていたりして標識や地図はアテにならないと聞き、ツアーに参加しました。

I heard that Kinsakubaru is hard to go by ourselves because there’s no parking lot and road is so narrow. In addition, map is not accurate. There’re some dead ends because of landslides.
So, I participated in the three-hour tour (in Japanese only).

Sea on our way to Kinsakubaru was beautiful.

Sea on the way to forest, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

金作原原生林へ行く途中の海。きれい(^^) そういえば、この旅であまり海を見ていない(笑)

It took about 20 minutes from my hotel to Kinsakubaru.
Dense forest appeared in my sight.

Road, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

ホテルから30分くらい。車から降りて少し歩くと、鬱蒼とした森が現れました。

Sunlight between greens is mysterious.

Forest, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

葉っぱの隙間から差し込む光は神秘的。

It looks like kaleidoscope.

In the sky 2, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

万華鏡みたい!

In the sky 1, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

Red Fruits, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

Tree, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

Blue fruits, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

There are so many endemic species.

Cyathea spinulosa.

Endemic species 2, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

森にはたくさんの奄美の固有種が。これはヘゴ。

Endemic species 1, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

Elephant ear

Elephant ear, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

クワズイモも。

Newt. The tour conductor said to us that this forest keep enough water for animals and trees to live how long they don’t have rain.

newt, Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest (Amami 2015)

イモリもいました。雨がどんなに降らなくてもこの森の水が枯れたことはないそうです。

Another there’re many birds and animals like Amami rabbit. But we couldn’t meet them.

鹿児島県奄美市名瀬朝戸金作原
 

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  1. annika says:

    Very nice photos 😀

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