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walking in Groves of Yaeyama Palm Trees in Yonehara

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walking in Groves of Yaeyama Palm Trees in Yonehara

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walking in Groves of Yaeyama Palm Trees in Yonehara

If you are on Ishigaki island which belongs to the Yaeyama Island group in Japan, which boasts of paradisical beaches, untouched tropical rainforests, lush mangrove rivers and one of the world’s largest healthy coral reef systems, you have to spend twenty minutes in Yaeyama Palm Tree Grove. On the northern coast of Ishigaki lies a spot where palm trees grow at the base of Mt.Omoto.

Native Japanese palm trees (Satakentia liukiuensis) in the jungle, Yeayama Islands
Satake Palm (Satakentia liukiuensis) is a species of palm tree, endemic to Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island of the Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan.

Entry is free and there is a car park at the top of the road complete with a store where refreshments and souvenirs can be purchased.

Yaeyama palm trees are endemic to the Yaeyama Islands and are found growing only on the islands of Ishigakijima and Iriomotejima. Groves of Yaeyama palm trees in Yonehara have been collectively designated a National Natural Monument.

 

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