Osumi Peninsula

Senbon Ichou (Thousand Ginkgos)

A superb view 35 years in the making
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The nature of and changes in the four seasons can be felt from plants such as cherry blossoms in spring and hydrangeas in summer.
The end of the summer brings plants that put you in mind of the Japanese autumn, such as Japanese maples, Japanese pampas grass, and gingkos.
Over the past few years, the lines of gingko trees in Tarumizu, Kagoshima have captivated tourists as a prime attraction that lets people truly enjoy the fall season.
These lined gingko trees are called "Senbon Iichou (Thousand Gingkos)". As per the name, there are over 1,000 ginkgo trees in an area of 4.5 hectares.
The land is privately owned by Yoshiaki Nakama, who made these lines of golden gingko trees with his wife over the course of 35 years.
During his 22 years as a company employee, with only weekends available to him, he went into the mountains to cultivate the land.
Enjoy the vast panorama of the thousand gingko trees and Japan's changing seasons.

*The gingkos are on private land; please observe proper etiquette when visiting.

Basic Information

Business Days Early Dec       [Notes] The best time to visit is early December.
  • Free ¥0 (In 2008, he opened the land to free public visits)
Telephone Number0994-32-1111  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Address 鹿児島県垂水市上町114   Directions
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