Jōmon Sugi, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

A Japanese cedar thousands of years old, Jōmon Sugi has been named a World Heritage Site. Standing at 1,280 m (4,200 ft) above sea level, it is also the largest tree on the island and is often a central part of a solid day's hike in the Yakushima Mountains. If trees could talk, this 30 m tall (100 ft) Jomon cedar would tell a history of the world since the Stone Age. Take a guess at its age--scientists believe it to be between 2,600 and 7,200 years old. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho fast, fun, and easy.
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  • It just seems to be really close to long ago, but now views from the observation deck. The day was cloudy, fog near the Jomon sugi is amazing, photography was pretty dull finish. Large realized that I see with the naked eye.
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  • Hi there first in Yakushima Island, Jomon sugi. I went feeling said to excuse white Valley unsuikyou course. And so a tent for the night of the first guide I, asked. By the way I asked Ben osen. It is good to ask in this way. But without the delicious rice Jomon cedar, from the observation deck was so close to the 寄remsenn, but many people, my wife and is disturbed by two people who, it was really beautiful. In addition, sunrises and really good. Ever seen the wanted. I 拝mete her alive now will eventually decay because the tree is a living thing, and really good.
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  • It took about 10 hours 30 minutes round trip from the trailhead. Have been watching and think back of Jomon cedar, returned to photography is about 10 minutes to go. More the length of the road that said what's different is that just walking, so it may be fuelling the excitement. Jomon sugi is surrounded by stairs, around the sides, South and North. But a little distance, feel size is a distant thought.
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  • Such a beautiful walk in nature of Yakushima Island, Jōmon Sugi is still alive and deserve that you pay him a visit with your respects and love. Hiking is fun can be hard also, so bring lots of healthy snacks and water !
  • One of the most tiring but beautiful hikes. Totally worth it for the scenery and just left me in are being able to see such an ancient part of nature
  • Very nice trekking place with scenic beauty. A bit difficult in the upper part.
  • Always an unique opportunity to visit sometime that is 2000 + years old. The hike can be tough, however it's probably the same reason it managed to survive the timber industry.
  • It's a very long walk and you need to start very early. But it's more than worth it! There's a lot to see on the way to Jomon Sugi and the tree itself is impressive.

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Where to stay in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

Popular among Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho offers a variety of places to stay, ranging from budget lodgings to exclusive hotels. Dozens of hotels are equally distributed along the southern, eastern, and northern shores of the island, with a few deluxe options overlooking Tanegashima Straits. Camping is forbidden, but backpackers can find several small huts free of charge along the island's trails. Otherwise, you can stay in budget-oriented dormitories and private rooms on the island. You can also rent a self-catering cottage, ideal for a budget family stay.
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