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Midorogaike Pond, Kyoto

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#17 of 21 in Nature in Kyoto
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  • I wonder is there like pond in Kyoto. Is a pond which nature still intact. This pond is valuable precisely because there is something in particular that is found.
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  • At junior high school trip, happened to see the bus map [Lake] and, "what kind of place would..." and decades the visited the other day, really is. From kitayama station on Subway Karasuma line or 15 minutes on foot during the residential suddenly appears. Wondering 有ttari giant floating islands, since the ice age plants and animals alive, visited some felt the ghostly atmosphere. I think very good place is there is not anything in particular, but quiet and peaceful time flow.
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  • Beautiful during the daytime. At night, I heard things that could not be explained. Stay away.
  • Midrogaike is a pond located in north area ( Kamigamo area ) of Kyoto-city. In 1927, the plant community in this pond was designated as a protected species. in 1988, the scope of this designation was expanded to include all of living matter in the pond, referred to as the 'Midoroga-ike biological community.There are wide variety of plants and insects. Because, the pond water has poor inorganic salts, affected by the floating island. As for dragonfly, lives as many as 60 kinds. Midorogaike Pond is natural habitat for aquatic life communities and seasonal home to ducks and other water foul. Midorogaike Pond's biotic community has been designated as a natural monument of Japan. A resting place for water foul of many kinds, the beauty of this living museum blends with the surrounding mountains throughout the seasons. It is said that this pond has been a natural habitat for plants and animals since Ice Age. Also being a habitat for some rare species such as Junsai, Kingyo alga, Tanuki alga. Since it has been a hunting zone for aquatic birds from Heian Period, you will see birds of such kind still come around to this pond. The actual depth of the pond is 1 meter, but the deep layer of mud at the bottom makes this pond seem deeper. There is a floating island of a mud soil around its marshes and its also a habitat for some rare species. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )
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