Mt. Nishi-Hotaka, Northern Alps

Four Seasons in Japan

10m 00s
Broadcast on January 22, 2023 Available until March 31, 2037

Soaring to a height of 2,909 meters, Mt. Nishi-Hotaka lies in the steep Northern Alps and is affectionately known among mountain climbers as "Flower Mountain." In July, snow lingers in the valleys just below the summit, where colorful alpine flowers bloom. Many birds can be found during the summer months, including rock ptarmigans that inhabit the rocky moraine and Japanese accentors that raise their young under low-growing Siberian dwarf pines.

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