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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  • Yakushima Island called Jomon sugi 1 months many tourists came for 35 days it rains. From the trailhead the 22 km round trip journey becomes more difficult and slippery underfoot and to be honest it's raining pace fitness in advance and on the day's key. The difficulty also blow away much impressed.
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  • Did Jomon cedar, followed by a steep road from the Wilson co., per, so hard so I feel the sense of accomplishment. I felt the power and divinity than seen so far on the road as I had heard ago from the Observatory located away Jomon sugi is a little cedar.
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  • Speaking of Yakushima Island, Jomon sugi. Morning riding in a bus at 5-6, Arakawa trailhead from that aim. 11:30 past arrived in Jomon cedar, leaving the 6:30 trailhead. People not so much, carefully watching and photography. Become is Jomon sugi appreciation in noisy and was going down 12:00 12:00 Jomon sugi arrive people more this time. Guide it is this tendency is strong in the lead group. If you take it at noon ago you arrive.
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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