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Mt Asamayama and Mt Shiranesan: These are some of the foremost active volcanos in Japan. It constantly gives off volcanic smoke and is covered with lava around the mountaintop. Its foothill has a rich forest where we can see many kinds of plants and animals. Mt Tanigawadake: the Tanigawarenpo mountains located on the border of Gunma Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture is a mountain massif whose altitude is approximately 2,000 m, with large valleys and steep rock walls. It has Fagus crenata forest with a kind of Sasa kurilensis on the forest floor, which forms unique vegetation shifting to alpine one. It also has serpentine rock zones where we can see unique alpine flora.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Asama, Shirane and Tanigawa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/02/2020.