High moors are found above 1600 m, such as Hananoego, Kohananoego and Shikanosawa. These high moors have been produced as a result of sphagnum moss piling up. Such high moors more often found in colder regions. Those on Yakushima Island are the southernmost occurrences of such moors in Japan.
These are high moors situated at an elevation of roughly 1,600 m in the center of Yakushima and it is an area of the southernmost high moors in Japan. Sphagnum moss grows over its entire surface, and the alpine plants and rows of white Yakusugi trees around its periphery present a beautiful spectacle.
Photo taken by Tsuyoshi Nishiinoue
Sender: minami23, Sent on: 2 Dec, 2013, Received on: 16 Dec, 2013, Travel time: 14 days