Friday, September 27, 2013

Shirakami - JAPAN - UNESCO #663

Summer passed, the Autumn arrived and the Winter is coming... in terms of weather I love this time of the year, specially since I've moved from Aveiro (on the coast) to Fundão (in the highlands, surrounded by forest), the changing colors of the trees, the first rain showers and the magical orange sunsets - Autumn is great! And it must be simply beautiful in the Shirakami Region, judging by this photo and the othes I saw today on the web. Thank you very much for this card Michelle, it's beautiful and because it is a UNESCO site, my collection grows to 164, only 817 to finish. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
UNESCO #633 - Beech Forest near tot of Mt Shirakami - JAPAN
Situated in the mountains of northern Honshu, this trackless site includes the last virgin remains of the cool-temperate forest of Siebold's beech trees that once covered the hills and mountain slopes of northern Japan. More than 500 plant species have been identified from Shirakami. The black bear, the serow and 87 species of birds can be found in this forest.

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