French: Yakushima
The Yakushima is a World Heritage site in Japan defined by the UNESCO in 1993 and definitely a recommended natural sightseeing location.
It is on position 27 (422, 711, 151) in our monthly survey..

"Located in the interior of Yaku Island, at the meeting-point of the palaearctic and oriental biotic regions, Yakushima exhibits a rich flora, with some 1,900 species and subspecies, including ancient specimens of the sugi (Japanese cedar). It also contains a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest that is unique in this region."
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