The Largest Banyan Tree in Japan (日本一のガジュマル)

Okinoerabujima Island

Amami Area Tourism spot

This beautiful Banyan tree is shaped like Mt. Fuji, and its branches spread out over much of the school yard that it calls home. It was planted on the grounds of Kunigami Elementary School by its first graduating class in 1898 and has been carefully looked after by successive generations. With a height of 8 m (26 ft), a spread of 22 m (72 ft), and a girth of 6 m (20 ft). Step out of the sun and into the cool shade of what they say is Japan’s biggest banyan tree.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県大島郡和泊町国頭2904
Telephone Number 0997-84-3512(和泊町企画課)
Directions 3 minutes from Okinoerabu Airport by car
10 minutes from Wadomari Port by car
Website Okinoerabu island official website
Visit Japanese Website
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  • クレジットカード
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  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所


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