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  • 5 months ago

Jōmon Sugi - Wikipedia

Jōmon Sugi (縄文杉) is a large Cryptomeria tree (yakusugi) located on Yakushima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Japan. It is the oldest and largest among the old-growth cryptomeria trees on the island, and is estimated to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old. Other estimates of the tree's age...
  • 5 months ago
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Jomonsugi (Yakushima-cho) - 2018 All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

  • 5 months ago

About 10 hours hike return trip to this beautiful forest to see some super old and big trees. The oldest one is jomon sugi. Many people come here all the way to see the few thousands years old tree.

Desmond Lua
  • 5 months ago

Hiking start from Arakawa trail entrance and would take 8-10h for a round-trip to see the big cedar tree - Jomon Sugi. The first 2 hours and last 2 hours are just flat old rail tracks, so it gets boring very soon.

One of the highlight is Wilson's Stump, which is a gigantic hollow cedar tree stump with a little shrine in it. If feels quite magical, something like a hobit's house, but unfurnished.

There are many big cedar trees along the way, quite a few are named. At the end you could see the grand Jomon Sugi cedar tree. Not actually the tallest, but the biggest (taking account the diameter and width). It quite magnificent even though we have a view it from an observation deck 10-20m away. Push 10 minutes further from Jumon Sugi and you can visit a mountain hut.

There only one early bus to reach Yakusugi Museum / Shizenkan by 5.29am. The is a required 1000 yen donation plus 690 yen one-way ticket to Arakawa trail head. The next bus depart by 5.40am and takes 30 minutes.

We manage complete trekking and board the 4:00pm bus from Arakawa to Yakusugi Museum / Shizenkan. We took the 4.45pm bus back to Anbo. Be aware bus schedule are different depending on season, so check the website
  • 8 months ago

Yakushima Life: Guided Hiking to Jomon Sugi

Ancient cryptomeria trees, moss forests, and pristine waters await you. Enjoy hiking in Yakushima with a native-English speaking guide.
  • 1 year ago

The 9 Hour Hike to Wilson Stump and The Great Jomon Sugi at Yakuhisma - VOYAPON

Jomon Sugi is located on Miyanoura-dake which, at 1,300m, is the highest peak on Yakushima. And, at 25.3m tall, with a t