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.

Cryptomeria japonica(Japanese Cedar)
Cryptomeria japonica(Japanese Cedar) Taxodiaceae
They are an evergreen tree that grows wild along the mountain streams in the mountain areas. As they are utilized as material for building construction, we can see them here and there in Mt. Takao, too. Along Trail 5, ‘EGAWA-Japanese cedar’ is known to people, which was planted by Mr. Tarozaemon EGAWA during Edo era, who was an Edo-period prefectural governor. Cortex is tinged with reddish brown and vertically split as well as slightly peeled off in strips. The trunk grows to be about 1 to 2 m wide. The leaves are a little bit looping acerate about 1 cm long with the sharp top growing in a spiral manner on the branch. The blossom seasons are about March to April and a monoecious plant. Pale yellow male flowers sprout gather like scions on the branch which extended the previous year, while 1 green color female flower sprouts. The seeds are a spherical shape about 2 to 3 cm in diameter with about 30 of brown wooded scale-likes attached.

●Height about 30 to 40 m
●Place Trail 1 to 6, Mt.Inari, Jyataki, Iroha, Ura-Takao, Oku-Takao, Minami- Takao, Kita-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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