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Yakushima Forests

November 27, 2008

Yakushima (屋久島, Yakushima) is an island of about 500 km² and roughly 15,000 islanders to the south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Yakushima’s unique remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest is a natural World Heritage Site since 1993. The “pristine” Yakusugi Forest is visited by 300,000 tourists every year. It is said to have inspired the forest setting in Hayao Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke. (Wiki)

See more photographs at Knowing Nothing via Japan Soc

Princess Mononoke Forest Theme and Wallpaper

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3 comments

  1. Wow. It looks stunning!


  2. Yes, it is! I wish I could visit it someday :)


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