Jōmon Sugi, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
(4.5/5 based on 160 reviews on the web)
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. Take a look at our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Jōmon Sugi and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Pretty long walk but worth visiting! Attention to get there by bus the best is to go to the tourist office to book bus tickets and to go to the Museum at the top of anbo soon enough and gets directly into the queue because it is still unclear if the poor people behind us were able to get in the bus they also... Provide a day and good shoes!
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  • Cars, including the round-trip time 9 hours journey. .. To view the time of day to Joe Moose was needed. When it is worth to invest time in a servo that is sufficient. Approximately 3,000 years old feel the flow of the years Joe Muscat machine. Unlike me so undermine directly couldn't tell me a funny feeling.
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  • Yakushima Island arrival in landslides on the road to the trailhead Arakawa from guide companies and there was contact. Suggested route to Jomon Cedar shiratani unsui Gorge through the indescribably feeling that the main way of travel will be canceled from the first day we headed to the hotel guide company and hand me out. This is usually from Arakawa trailhead Dolly just walking along the street of mountain-climbing trip seems to end, but because of mudslides over the extra pass one. Back ago there was a story in a 12-hour journey to physical fitness if you are unsure please leave positive. At that, fortunately, we are moving relatively, and 20-somethings that can participate in the self-assessment of their decision. Seems to be completely aborted by the Guide company in terms of effort and risk is good because what I have wanted to go to the Jomon Sugi, too. Still day considerably fewer people, depending on how it was lucky. From the middle of the shirataniunsuikyo once climbed into the Jomon Cedar root, railway road, have seen the Jomon sugi. Takes about 6 hours one way, it was quite hard, but I saw that was so impressed. I thought thinking that continues to live on the island thousands of years, and how man's life is short, and spends extra time in the little things of everyday life. It was a really good experience.
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  • 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.
  • The tree itself... meh. I can't believe I woke up at 5am and hiked miles and miles to see that tree... BUT, the scenery along the way was amazing. I can understand why Hayao Miyazaki was so inspired by this island.
  • It was long way to get there though It was beautiful trees all the way and powerful cedar!
  • It's amazing but train trail is so long...it takes totally 9 hours for me.
  • absolutely stunning. but getting there is hell. make sure you have the proper gear.....and for the love of all that is good in the world....wear good shoes