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Unique Vegetation

Mysterious plant life is found throughout the islands!

One of the nice things about Oki is that you don't have to go to a special location to be able to observe the mysterious vegetation that lives there. You can see them on the beaches or alongside coastline hiking trails. For example, rugosa roses from the north, Nago orchids from the south, alpine Japanese Thuja, and glacial-era dogtooth violets all intermingle along the seashore, blowing in the sea breeze.

Here are some of the locations on Oki where you can observe the unique distribution of vegetation found here.


O-iwa-kagami Schizocodon
(Subalpine plant)


Shirouma-asatsuki chives
(Glacial age relict species)


Oki Rhododendron
(Endemic species)

Observation point for mysterious plants

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