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Kasuga-no-hama Beach

Kasuga-no-hama is located in Fuse, northeast of Dogo Island. Around this area you can observe the unusual distribution of plants commonly found in Oki. The species found here are normally distributed in different environments.

Kasuga Shrine is located by the coast. On the shrine grounds you can find the southern flower Nagoran (Sedirea japonica) growing on a Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii). You can also see the endemic species Oki Rhododendron (Rhododendron japonoheptamerum Kitam. var. okiense) growing at the bottom of the tree. Along the coast you can find the northern species Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa), continental species Totei-ran (Veronica ornata), Mitsuba-iwagasa (Spiraea blumei var. obtusa), and Arrowwood (Viburnum carlesii).


Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa), Northern Species


Nagoran (Sedirea japonica), Southern Species


Oki Rhododendron, Endemic Species

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  • Combination of plants normally distributed in different environments.
  • Nagoran (Sedirea japonica), Oki Rhododendron (Rhododendron japonoheptamerum Kitam. var. okiense), Rugosa rose (Rosa rugosa), Totei-ran (Veronica ornata), Mitsuba-iwagasa (Spiraea blumei var. obtusa), and Arrowwood (Viburnum carlesii).

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