Sagiso(fringed orchid) in Hirotani Wetlands


The stems stand alone and stretch high, reaching 15 to 50 cm, with 1-3 white flowers on the tip. The diameter of the flower is about 3 cm, the lip valve is big and 3 rows deep, and the middle splash piece opening lanceolate shape is the origin of the name in Japanese as it resembles an egret (shirasagi) spreading its wings. Hirotani Wetlands is the only wetlands in Fukuoka Prefecture, located in the Kitakyushu Quasi-National Park, 600 meters west of Seiryukutsu Cave and 2,500 m east from Hiraodai Nature Observation Center. The flowers of the Hirotani Wetlands are not visible well from the tree path and promenade with the naked eye. We recommend binoculars for observation, and lenses of 500 mm or more for photography.

July ~ August

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 800-0000 福岡県京都郡苅田町大字谷
Address Hirotani Wetlands, Kanda Town
Contact Kanda Town Lifelong Learning Section
Car Park Available near Seiryukutsu Cave (about 10 spaces)
Access From Kanda Station on the JR Nippo Main Line- 40 minutes by car to Seiryukutsu Cave, then 15 minute walk from Seiryukutsu Cave

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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