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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  • Could not only defend the Jomon cedar, a little away from this feature. Figured I'm there from a long time ago, but old as have several theories. To walk through to get quite serious.
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  • Jomon Cedar of the long-sought. Start from a smooth road to the w / end. So from there the trail is almost a stairway on the legs. Were not going to feel from the deck of Jomon sugi large Jomon sugi is breathtaking. I was personally for the great cedar. Which was the case back in the eight-hour round trip, but home w / road longer feel. It was asleep on the bus.
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  • Jomonsugi is the oldest tree in Japan and one of the most popular spots in Yakushima. While reaching this takes a long time, it's only viewable from the distance. It was just good to stare at. - This ...  more »
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  • A challenging hike, depending on your starting point. But it feels like an incredible to make it there. It's a beautiful hike. More amazing than my pictures could capture.
  • Fantastic experience hiking on Yakushima. It’s an awesome thought that this tree has been here so long, but the walk through pristine forest is reason enough to come here. The rain will always be an issue, so bring a raincoat, whatever season you come here. Consider camping overnight in one of the numerous refuge huts around the island for a really memorable experience.
  • 8 or 10 hours way and back depend where you started ! Incredible forest top 3 of any forests I saw in my life !
  • 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
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