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  • Jomon Sugi Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Cedar Tree Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Cedar Tree Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Cedar Tree Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Long Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

  • Jomon Sugi Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

  • left: The Great King Cedar (Daio Sugi), Jōmon Sugi Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

  • Meoto-sugi Cedar, Jōmon Sugi Hiking Tour Yakushima Island

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Facts & Figures

Jomon Sugi is the oldest cryptomeria japonica tree in the world. Jōmon Sugi is estimated to be between 2000 and 7200 years old.

History

Until the late 1960`s the local people in Yakushima kept the existence of Jōmon Sugi a secret. After the location was revealed the hiking tour to the oldest tree became the most popular tour on Yakushima island.

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Jomon Sugi in Yakushima, located at 1280m altitude, is reachable by an intense hiking tour.

How to get to Jomon Sugi?

  • 10-12hrs round trip of 19.5km from Arakawa-tozanguchi trailhead
  • 10-12hrs round trip of 19.5km from Shiratani-unsuikyo-tozanguchi trailhead

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Wilson's Stump - big stump with 13.8m surrounding length

Meoto-sugi Cedar - husband and wife cedar trees, it looks like two sugi trees are holding hands

Daio-sugi Cedar - belongs to the largest trees in Yakushima

Jomon Sugi - impressive giant cryptomeria

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Yakushima Goshinzan Festival (first Saturday and Sunday)
It is a summer festival, at the stage of the Miyano-ura-gawa River, of a solemn shrine ritual where even tourists can take part of it.