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Ukishima-no Mori Island

A natural monument in the middle of a town

Ukishima-no Mori is a floating, forested island located in a residential area of Shingu. The official name is Shingu Inosawa Ukishima Shokubutsu Gunraku. The island is made up of peat and is 5000 square meters, in which there are about 130 types of rare amphibious plants that have adapted to survive in both cold and warm climates. The island has a walking path and was designated as a natural monument in 1927.
浮島の森マップ

Ukishima-no Mori Island was created by piles of plants and fallen trees that stacked to form a natural raft that rises and falls with the water. A mixture of cold amphibious plants, such as the blunt-leaved bog-moss and cinnamon fern, and warm amphibious plants, such as cyclosorus interruptus, grow together on the island.

"The legend of Oino and a large snake"

There is a sad legend of a girl swallowed by the large snake lives in a bottomless swamp.

Walking route

Crossing over the pier to go into Ukishima-no Mori Island

Nature observation

Nature observation guides by Shingu City Sightseeing Guides are also carried out irregularly.

Add Ukishima3-38, Shingu
Tel 0735-21-0474
Open 9:00-17:00(-16:00 in December to February)
Regular holiday open 365 days
Parking Lot available; free
Price Adult 100yen, Child 50yen
Credit Card not available
Duty free not available
HP user benefits not available
Free Wi-Fi available
Toilet available
Lounge available
Souvenir Shop not available
Access 5 minutes on foot from JR Shingu Station