The diverse landscapes of Yoshino-Kumano National Park feature various types of trees and other plant life. Spruce reaches its southernmost limits in Japan at the Omine mountain range, while the Odaigahara Plateau has an expansive forest of Japanese beech. You'll also spot flora such as bat's wing ferns, beach morning glories and blue morning glories.
Endemic creatures such as the Japanese macaque, Japanese squirrel and Japanese weasel inhabit the park's forests, while the coasts attract birds like the grey heron, Pacific reef heron and Pacific swift. A vast host of tropical fish swim among the coral reefs near Cape Shionomisaki and the island of Nigishima.