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Sep 4, 2011

Exploring a deep forest of The Akame Park

 My family took part in a guided tour of exploring deep forests in the park. It was the first time for my kids to go into deep forests and they were excited in climbing up falls and finding some creatures.


 We went up a small side stream for about a hour with avoiding slippy rocks, fallen trees.



 Some of falls were taller than my kids but they followed our guide, who gave them tips on climbing up falls safely, and finally they could overcome "the difficulties in nature".

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 Finding and catching creatures in a river was the most exciting time for my kids. I was afraid if they could find them by the end of the tour but they found many creatures shown below,,,.


 1 Japanese freshwater crabs(Geothelphusa dehaani)
 2 Dark chubs (Nipponocypris temminckii)
 3 Dung beetles,(Geotrupes sp),
 4 Evening cicada(Tanna japonensis)
 5 Stag beetles(Lucanus maculifemoratus)
 6 Japanese rhinoceros beetle(Trypoxylus dichotomus)



1 Japanese freshwater crabs(Geothelphusa dehaani)

1 Japanese freshwater crabs(Geothelphusa dehaani)


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Dark chubs (Nipponocypris temminckii)

3 Dung beetles,(Geotrupes sp),

4 Evening cicada(Tanna japonensis)

5 Stag beetles(Lucanus maculifemoratus)

5 Stag beetles(Lucanus maculifemoratus)

Japanese rhinoceros beetle(Trypoxylus dichotomus)


 We can see Japanese giant salamanders (Andrias japonicus) in a museum of wild animals in the park.
The salamander, which live in rivers of the park, is listed as "Near threatened" in the Rad list of IUCN. The length of the salamander in my video is about 3 feet.

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