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Japans Northern Wilderness is Home to Remarkable Wildlife

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Goshogake Onsen hot spring, part of the Hachimantai volcano group, Akita Province. Steve Backshall and Helen Glover hike up the active volcano (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)

The Tōhoku region is a startling mixture of ice and volcanoes, inhabited by a unique species of monkey

Mount Haguro, the first of three holy mountains of Dewa Sanzan, Yamagata Province. 2,446 ancient stone steps wind through 500-year-old cedar trees (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
Steve Backshall and Helen Glover look at Tono: a rural town in the mountains of Iwate Province, famed for its traditional thatched farmhouses (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
Goshogake Onsen hot spring, part of the Hachimantai volcano group, Akita Province. Japan is on the border of four tectonic plates, so is active (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
The bubbling pools of mud at Goshogake Onsen “glop” loudly. Steve Backshall and Helen Glover find a lake heated to 90C by the volcano (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
Goshogake Onsen hot spring, part of the Hachimantai volcano group, Akita Province. Steve Backshall and Helen Glover hike up the active volcano (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
Goshogake Onsen hot spring, Hachimantai volcano group, Akita Province. Volcanic streams melt channels in the snow and pump out sulphurous steam (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)
The women of Kusōdomari fishing village deftly prepare sticks of sardines, to be cooked over open coals and sold to market (Credit: BBC Earth Productions)

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