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Wilson's Stump

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Wilson’s Stump takes its name from Ernest Henry Wilson, a renowned British botanist who introduced about 2,000 Asian species of plant to the West in the early 20th century. He traveled Japan from 1911 to 1916 and studied Yakusugi Cedars, telling the world about this huge stump in 1914.

It is said that the tree was cut down for timber in 1586. The stump is 32 meters in circumference and 4.4 meters across at chest level. Inside is a large hollow space with natural spring water rising from the ground and a small shrine. If you look toward the sky at a certain angle, the stump appears to be heart shaped.

*In recent years, the number of hikers to Jomonsugi, the largest and oldest Yakusugi Cedar on the island, has been rapidly increasing, resulting in various problems in the mountains. To reduce overcrowding and the environmental burden, the number of cars allowed to enter the main route to Jomonsugi (Arakawa Route) is regulated from March 1 through November 31 every year. We thank you for your understanding.

*** For inquiries regarding traffic regulations ***
Yakushima Mountaineering Vehicle Countermeasure Conference
Yakushima Town Hall Anbo Branch
187-1 Anbo, Kumage-gun, Yakushima-cho
Tel & Fax: 0997-46-3317

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