Wilson Stump, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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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Where to stay in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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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  • Many people are staying inside the holes and wait for the photo. This is a natural amazing place. However. Be prepare that you need to walk a lot before you see it.  more »
  • I spoke with some friends of mine who speak the language fluently. They told me the heart increases tourism. The original shape, which had a more oval top didn't look like a heart except at the bottom...  more »
  • An amazing enormous stump but which can only be reached after a good hike. Not everyone might enjoy the hike as much as I did. If you reach the stump, it is worth continuing to Jomon-Sugi!  more »