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Everything of Camellia In Oshima

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There are about 3 million camellias growing wild on Oshima.

Because Oshima has soil which contains volcanic ash and has good drainage, it is a good environment for camellias to grow in. That is why camellias are grown all around and you are able to see them almost any time you take a short walk. This page introduces especially famous camellia locations!
You can click the photos to see details and photos. Please enjoy lots of different forms of camellias, from tunnels made out of camellia trees to giant trees more than 300 years old and more.

Walkway of camellia

There is promenade with 400 camellias growing on a 1 kilometer path along Oshima Airport. It's great for enjoying a relaxing walk while viewing the camellias, and it's also perfect for touring as it's a long straight road. The starry night sky looks beautiful.

Avenue of camellia

Camellias have been planted as windbreak forests to protect homes and fields from strong winds since ancient times. This quite place features such camellias as well as many tasteful things, deeply flower-colored things, bright things, and flowers of all sizes, all of which have their own characteristic charm. There are also camellias around here with pink flowers.

Road of sasanqua

On the mountain trail near the summit of Mt. Mihara there is a long path of sasanqua. Due to the high altitude, the flowers blossom early, starting from the summit. You can also see the sasanqua here and there around the island along with the camellias.

Forest park of camellia

The well-kept forest of large camellia trees located on the right side of the Mr. Mihara mountain trail just beyond the Camellia flower garden is the Camellia Forest Park. Split by a path, the camellia forest on the left side is managed by the Oshima Commerce and Industry Association's Camellia Renaissance Committee (camellia forest regrowth project), and camellia nut gathering tours are planned and popular for tourists. The walking path is well maintained as well, so please stop by.

Big trees of camellia (Shikubo area)

A mass growing location of 100-200 year old trees on a road in the town of Sashikiji. A representative five of these trees with trunks of greater than 160cm are registered as protected trees by the town of Oshima. Even on windy days the inside of the tunnel is warm and calm.

Tunnel of camellia (Habu Yamaguchi area)

The road on the north side of Port Habu-minato is a tunnel of camellias. The age of the trees is around 100 years, the trunks are lower than the camellia tunnel in Senzu, and the branches are densely crowded as well. It is popular as a walking path and is also popular as a place to sketch and take photos. It is a promenade route of literature as well, so please enjoy tasteful scenery which great people have viewed before you.

Tunnel of camellia (Senzu area)

A camellia tunnel located on the road which goes from the port toward Oshima Park and which is about 100 meters long. A great number of camellia trees are lined up in a row, including old trees reaching the age of 200 which you can view. The camellias from each side curve to form a breathtaking arch, so it is pleasantly cool even in the summer. Proceeding along the camellia tunnel from the port, you will arrive at the Oshima Park (camellia park).

Windbreak forest of camellia (Shinkai area)

In Oshima, with typhoons and strong seasonal winds, the camellias have strong roots and can withstand sea winds so they were highly valued as windbreak forests. This is one of the reasons you can view so many camellias in Oshima. They are said to have been planted by island settlers who came around the year 1950.

Camellia of SENJU

A large camellia tree said to be more than 300 years old. It is divinely enshrined next to the "Port Viewing Hill". It is a wonderful tree that lets you understand how long the camellias on Oshima have been alive. The seaside Kawazu cherry trees are in full bloom from the latter half of February, so why not enjoy a walk while looking at the camellias and cherry trees?

Walkway of camellia (Noji area)

Camellia trees are lined up alongside a narrow road, and the way they continue on into the distance is mysterious. They form a tunnel the same as Habu Yamaguchi, and on sunny days the sunlight shines through the branches making it a pleasant place to enjoy the camellias. A red carpet of fully bloomed and fallen flowers spreads out on the ground there.

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