. The Noboribetsu Primeval Forest
In 1924, the forest around Noboribetsu-Onsen Hot Springs was
nationally protected and designated as the "Noboribetsu Primeval Forest".
In those days, the forest comprised mainly typical gigantic trees found in south Hokkaido, such as Mongolian oak and Caistor aralia. Later, however, the forest changed much as a result of logging activities in the last years of World War II and the destructive forces of Typhoon Toyamaru in 1954. You can still find towering querus crispula trees here and there. From these, you will be able to imagine the former glory of the primeval forest.