Big Trees in Japan --- Cool Website
For anyone who loves big and/or old trees, here is a fabulous website you can navigate without necessarily needing to read Japanese.
Here's the site for a sample entry:
The sample is the biggest pine tree in Japan, known as "Entsuji no matsu." It's a Japanese Black Pine, reputed to be 650 years old. It's located on the island of Shikoku in Kagawa Prefecture at a Buddhist temple called Entsuji. The trunk is 7 meters in circumference and the tree is 10 meters tall.
To browse through huge trees at other locations in Japan, go to:
...you'll see a map of the prefectures of Japan. Click on any prefecture and you'll get an enlarged map of that prefecture with dots of various colors representing big trees of various types (for example, the pink dot is for cherry trees). Click on a dot to get photos and descriptions of individual trees.
We're planning our next trip to Japan next fall and my husband is an arborist and big fan of big trees, so we were happy to find this site to help us include some fabulous big trees in our itinerary!
Here is a link that might be useful: Entsuji no Matsu