Alpine Plants on Rebun Island, the Northernmost Island of Japan

Rebun Island is located off the coast of the very northern end of Hokkaido, two hours by ferry from the town of Wakkanai, and is the northern-most island of Japan. Most tourists visit Rebun Island to enjoy the alpine flora. Normally if one wishes to see alpine plants, this involves a climb up to 2000 meter elevations, but Rebun's extreme northern latitude means that despite its relatively flat topography, visitors can enjoy a variety of alpine plants without such heavy exertion. The most famous native plant on the island is called Rebun atsumoriso. This rare plant has fat white petals and is a protected species. Rebun is also famous for […]

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