There are two commonly used words for jungle in the Japanese language. The first is the English loan word janguru, and the second one is the native Japanese word for thick/dense forest – mitsurin.
|Jungle (English loanword)|
|The African Jungle|
|Afurika no janguru||None|
|The Amazon Jungle|
|The Jungle Book|
Interesting facts about jungles in Japan
As much as two-thirds (or 62.3 million acres) of Japan is covered in forests, which makes it one of the most forested countries in the world. There is only one rainforest in Japan – the Yakushima primeval rainforest. However, none of these can be classified as an authentic jungle. The good news is that Japan does have one jungle and it can be found on Okinawa’s Iriomote Island. Read more about it here.