Treasures of Mt. Takao

Takao 599 museum has all kinds of animals inhabit in Mt. Takao in various ways of exhibitions such as seasonal wild plants preserved in acrylic and all kinds of animals specimens inhibits in Mt. Takao. On the "NATURE WALL," stuffed animals are displayed and shows the movie to introduce the dynamic nature of Mt. Takao.

Acer palmatum(Japanese maple)
Acer palmatum(Japanese maple) Aceraceae
They are a deciduous tall tree that grows wild at the sunny slanting surfaces in the mountain area and at humid places along the mountain streams. They are also utilized for garden trees, park trees, and Bonsai, therefore, also called ‘Acer palmatum Thunberg’ or ‘Acer palmatum’. Cortex of young trees is tinged green and smooth feeling to touch, while adult trees turn into gray color and are split vertically. The trunk is about 60 cm wide. The leaves are split into 5 to 7 like our padded palm, and then people use the split portions to count. This is the reason for the name. Autumn leaves of Aceraceae plant vary like red, yellow, orange, and brown colors with much variation. Acer palmatum in the woods has the leaves with their tip red due to sunshine and yellow inside. The blossom seasons are about April to May. As they are monoecious trees, red flowers blossom at the top of the branch

●Height about 10 to 20 m
●Place Trail 1 to 4
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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