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.

Arisaema urashima
Arisaema urashima Araceae
Perennial herbs found in wood shades from flatlands to low elevations. The dark-purple spathe is on peduncle grows from petiole. Is a dioecious flower, male when it is young and change to female with age. The long spadix of flowers grow from spathe is like a whip. This is like Taro Urashima (the main character of the fairy-tale in Japan, Urashima Taro) holding the fishing rod. Petioles grow upright about 50 cm like a thick stem. Have eleven to seventeen leaves grow per petioles and open like the foot of birds. Have poisonous ingredients like saponin in plants and cause mouth burn-like pain when eaten by mistake.

●Season  Mid April to about Late May
●Height  about 40 to 60 cm
●Place  Ura-Takao
※Quotation from Mount Takao formula application
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