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.

Magnolia hypoleuca
Magnolia hypoleuca Magnoliaceae
They are a deciduous tall tree that grows wild around hilly district to the mountain areas. Cortex is smooth feeling to touch and gray color with many small lenticels. The trunk grows to be about 1 m wide. The wood is so accurate that it is utilized to make for house furnishings and wooden clogs. The leaves are large, about 20 to 40 cm long, about 10 to 25 cm wide, long elliptically-shaped like an inverted egg, and thick and hard. The leaves are also called ‘Hooba’ (leaves used for ocal cuisines at Hida Takayama region, Gifu Prefecture) and people have used them to wrap the food and as dishes instead of plates since decades ago. The flowers are also large about 15 cm long, white flowers tinged with yellow blossom upwards at the limb in May to June. Their sweet smell is so strong that people around them can enjoy it. The seeds are aggregate fruit (Syugo-ka) which consists of many small seedlings, long elliptically-shaped, and about 10 to 15 cm long. When each of the seeds get matured, they are split to shoot 2 red seedlings.

●Height about 20 to 30 m
●Place Trail 4, Mt.Inari, Oku-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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