Jōmon Sugi, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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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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  • Trying to write to the Jomon Cedar road, is the evaluation of the Jomon sugi itself. Did not look far to see honest, Jomon sugi. Written and seen in the distance from the observation deck was, first of all look at the Cedar to impress? … At least I thought. Is, and look out of your shallow thoughts was not there anymore. I was overwhelmed in the presence of the Jomon cedar, and just moved. This will include process, as well as the attraction of the Jomon Cedar itself, there's excitement. I went to various places and have seen many things, but this was most impressed. I think is not as simple as wonderful memories in the encounter with the Jomon cedar, even travel and confront those who change. Now I just thank Jomon sugi.
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  • Seen certainly wonderful nature, ranging from the Jomon sugi tree, powerful and touched by the greatness of nature. But the Trek just to see the Jomon cedar, seemed just exhausting trip. The Jomon sugi is designed to process long there too and then followed my Dolly's pain. I'd usually okay even lack of exercise, physically is easier than the Fuji Yoshida route. Looking at the Jomon sugi is reached which cannot be approached, only to take pictures or stare at Bento, struggling so I can't then not much worth. In the Woods, so below is a magnificent scenery. And what can not. Ascent of miyanoura-Dake, I think is it worth going or had fun traversing elements breakfast rather than the ultimate goal isn't the Jomon cedar, so large. Shirataniunsuikyo is much nicer on the landscape, so Jomon sugi Trek from the trailhead Arakawa up, breakfast is recommended. Next time I stay overnight in huts and early Jomon cedar, ninomiya Hiroyuki Pudong peak ascent, climbing routes want to think. Watching a pedometer from coming down, I thought because it was written 22 km round trip distance is not so much 31km4 of 2千 had to step in. Time is 6:20 and was 15:40 about 9 hours.
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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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  • 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