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Yakusugi Trees

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Shiratani Unsuikyo

It is a natural forest at an altitude of 600 to 1050m, where you can see beautiful Yakusugi cedar trees.

There are three different walking courses, the Yayoisugi cedar course, the Bugyosugi cedar course and the Taikoiwa rock round trip course.

The foot of the forest is covered with ferns and moss reminiscent of a beautiful garden. It has inspired the scenes for the animation,  "Princess Mononoke" and the view surrounding Taikoiwa rock is very popular especially during the wild cherry blossoms.

 

Admission:  500 yen per person for high school students or above, 400 yen per person for groups of 15 people or more.

(Forest Environmental Enhancement Promotion Fund)

Hours: Anytime (the administrative building is open from 8: 30 to 16: 30 )

Closed: Open all the year (may close due to high river levels or snow )

Facilities: Accessible toilets available at the entrance

Tel: 0997-42-3508

Website: http://y-rekumori.com/

※ Do not enter when weather warning has been issued. 

Yakusugi Land

Yakusugi Land

A natural forest with many Yakusugi cedar trees located at an altitude of 1000 m. There are four different walking courses, 30 min, 50 min, 80 min and 150min in the ancient cedar forest.

Admission:  500 yen per person for high school students or above, 400 yen per person for groups of 15 people or more.

(Forest Environmental Enhancement Promotion Fund)

Hours: Anytime (the administrative building is open from 8: 30 to 16: 30 )

Closed: Open all the year (may close due snow in winter)

Facilities: Accessible toilets available

Tel: 0997-42-3508

Website: http://y-rekumori.com/

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Kigensugi Cedar

Kigensugi Cedar is the largest Yakusugi cedar that is accessible by car (19.5 meters in height and trunk circumference of  8.1m). It's estimated to be 3000 years old. 

Directions: 50 minutes by  drive from Anbo or 1 minute walk from Bus stop No.72 "Kigensugi"

Parking: 5 spaces

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Jomonsugi Cedar

At an altitude of 1,300m, Jomonsugi is the largest Yakusugi cedar that has been confirmed (25.3m high an 16.4m in circumference). It is estimated to be 2,170-7,200 years old. It is said that the origin of the name is from the Jomon period and that the shape of the trunk is similar to Jomon pottery.

Yakushima Mountain Environmental Conservation Donation: 1,000 yen for a day trip/ 2,000 yen for staying the night in the mountain. Thank you for your corporation. 

Directions:  4-5 hours walk from Arakawa Trailhead (one way)

 

From March 1 to November 30, Arakawa Trailhead is only accessible by Arakawa Mountain Bus. Please take the bus from Yakusugi Museum.  (700 yen one-way  or 1400 yen return)

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Wilson's Stump

Located at an altitude of 1,030m on the way to Jomonsugi Cedar, Wilson's Stump is Yakushima's largest stump (13.8m in circumference). The estimated age is 3,000 years old. It said to have been cut down around 400 years ago when it was given as a gift to Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who was a Japanese daimyō and politician of the late Sengoku period. In 1914, it was introduced to the world by a botanist, Dr. A. H. Wilson.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, by phone or by email (available in English, French and Chinese)

Yakushima Tourism Association 
187-1 Anbo, Yakushima Town, Kumage gun,

Kagoshima Prefecture 891-4311
TEL: 0997-46-2333

Mail : info@yakukan.jp

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