Wilson Stump, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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#3 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Kyushu-Okinawa
Head into Wilson Stump to take advantage of excellent photography opportunities from inside a heart-shaped tree stump. Here you step inside an old cedar tree and point your camera upwards to get a shot of the jungle canopy with a naturally made heart-shaped border. As you tour the local area, get a feel for the forest and take in the peaceful atmosphere. This attraction is located on the trail toward to the Jomon cedar tree, and is best visited on your way back to avoid the crowds. For Wilson Stump and beyond, use our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho vacation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Aiming at the Jomon cedar, walked around the truck roads and mountain passes away. Guide and the stumps of the Japan Cedar was cut down to the reign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent from heard. Become a heart-shaped hole in the stump anyone imagined at the time what I just took a picture while (laughs) would be considered. The stump of the heart can feel the history I see?. P.S next to climber's story was heard, the inspiration for those not as is recommended. That didn't feel so I have inspiration.
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  • August 16, 2017
    In stock, looking up, invisible to the heart-shaped. Entered from the entrance so I put stone on the right side, where the I looks to heart-shaped. Collapses the heart-shaped shutter point shifts a little bit in one place. It is recommended when open and crowded so waiting to shoot photos, and going on a weekday. A walk from Arakawa trailhead about three hours and a half from shiratani takes about 4 hours and a half.
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  • August 1, 2017
    In the stumps, I look up invisible to the heart. At an angle, looking at Crouch the first occurrence of heart. The moment.
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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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