JAPAN AND VLADIVOSTOK - WITH GREENTOURS
DATES: 26 May - 9 June 2018
LEADERS: Ian Green, Shigeto Tsukie & Andrey Kozhenikov
The south of Japan's scenic archipelago enjoys a sub-tropical climate. The northernmost parts of the island chain, however, have more in common with Siberia.
Visiting in June, therefore, allows us to discover early spring bulbs and the exotic flora of lower latitude and elevations.
- Hakuba-jiri's famous snowy valley: On the slopes of Mount Shirouma (almost 3,000m) hold Glaucidium palmatum, Anemone flaccida, Primula jesoana and the delicate pale pink Pogonia japonica.
- Mount Nyugasa: Situated in the centre of the Honshu Highlands. See Convallaria keiskei, Primula japonica and Rhododendron kaempferi.
- Oyomi Bog: See Iris sanguinea and deepest blue Iris laevigata.
- Lilies: A major feature of the tour on Niigata, see Lilium rubellum among the Rhododendron japonicum. Oonokame is home to both Hemerocallis middendorffii var. exaltata and Lilium maculatum.