“Japanese White Birches” - Biei

Japanese White Birches, seen here lining the paths of the Takuma Hall Gardens, are found commonly across the island of Hokkaido. 
 
It is said that cool summer weather will turn the bark on these trees an even purer white. 
 
Due to their magnificent color, Japanese White Birches stand out dramatically amongst the already spectacular natural beauty of Hokkaido.
 
(Photo - Chiho Shutto)