Yakushima island

Jomonsugi (Jomon Cedar Tree)

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The Jomonsugi Cedar tree is the oldest Yakusugi Cedar tree and is said to be around 7,200 years old.
The Cedar tree is approximately 25m tall and is 16m in circumference.
Those who look at the tree trunk's surface's roughness and unevenness will be able to feel and understand what it is like living in the harsh conditions of Yakushima's nature.
Recently, an observation deck has been constructed so as to protect the tree's roots from being trampled by the 10,000+ hikers per year who make the trip.

[Jomonsugi Tree Hiking Trail]
Elevation Difference: 700m
Distance: 22km
Recommended Start Time: 5:30 - 6:00AM

Basic Information

DirectionsCity Bus services twice a day *Not in service from December to Feburary

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*Please purchase tickets at a sightseeing information desk (Ex. Tourist Information Desk, etc.) the day before traveling
Telephone Number0997-43-5900  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
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