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The Four Seasons of Unzen

Spring

From late April to early June, the Kyushu azalea (Miyama-Kirishima), an alpine flower designated as a natural treasure, blooms in clusters in the wild.


Ikenohara Park


Heisei-Shinzan and Nita Pass

Summer

The average temperature in August is 21.7˚C (71.1˚F). The Unzen Golf Links is the second oldest golf course in Japan. Summer is the busiest season.


Unzen Golf Links


Lake Shirakumo

Autumn

From late October to mid-November, the mountains are full of autumn color. Approximately 130 species of plants change colors. The area where trees in the forest on Mt. Fugen change colors is designated as a natural treasure.


Fugendake Koyo Jurin (Mt. Fugen autumn foliage forest)

Winter

The season of hoarfrost. When a cold wind blows mist and fog through the forest, tree branches get covered with hoarfrost. It is a magical landscape, especially when seen up close.


Hoarfrost on Mt. Myoken


Hoarfrost on Mt. Kunimi

For more information on the nature and history of Unzen, please visit the Unzen Tourist Association website: http://unzen.org/e_ver/index.html