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Impenetrable jungle of Japan, Banyan fig trees

Jungle of banyan fig trees, Sarukawa, Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan

 

Yakushima is a sub-tropical island covered in ancient rainforests and surrounded by coral reefs. Many of the trees are over 3,000 years old and some are said to be even over 7,000 years old.

This island has become a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in 1993.

 

> Islands of Japan

 

Check out the beautiful Japanese islands that we recommend:

ippei-janine.com/travel-japan-islands/

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Taken on October 7, 2007