Trekking to the power spots of Yakushima
What we'll do
Go on this tour if you want to trek to mystical spots around Yakushima Island that has been registered as a World Heritage site. Wilson's Stump that is from a tree cut down about 400 years ago has formed into a heart shape at its opening, so it has also become a spot to take pictures for visiting tourists. Daiosugi Tree is a tree said to be 3,000 years old that towers over its surroundings on a steep slope, so its intensity is sure to overwhelm you when viewing it from the bottom. Lastly, Jomon Sugi that is the most famous example of the Jomonsugi Tree is one of the oldest and largest trees, and it is visited by many tourists throughout the year.
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
Wilson's Stump is a Yakushima cedar stump and famous photo spot. It is said to be named so because it was introduced to the world by an American botanist called Dr. Wilson. The old stump has a hollow in the middle that is 16 square meters, large enough for several dozen people to fit inside. The sky that can be seen when looking up from inside the stump takes the shape of a heart, making it a popular spot for photos. If you have the chance, take a visit and feel the mysterious natural scenery. *Transportation: from March 1 through November 30, vehicle access to the Arakawa Trail Entrance is restricted. Those who wish to climb the mountain should take the Arakawa Mountain Bus that departs from the Yakusugi Museum, a taxi, or a chartered bus. URL：http://yakushima-tozan.com/
Daiosugi Tree is a Yakushima cedar that has stood on Yakushima Island for many years. Before Jomonsugi Tree was discovered in 1866, Daiosugi Tree was the largest known Yakushima cedar and the symbol of Yakushima Island. The tree stands on a steep slope, with a difference of 5.3 meters between the top and bottom edges of the base of the trunk. Looking up from below, visitors will be able to grasp the enormity of the tree. One unique characteristic of Daiosugi Tree is the crevice in the lower part of the tree, large enough for people to fit inside. At 24.7 meters tall and with a circumference of 11.1 meters, don't miss the chance to feel the magnitude of this tree while visiting the island.
The Yakushima cedar is a species of tree that grows naturally on the mountainous areas of Yakushima Island, and many of these trees are over 1,000 years old. Of the Yakushima cedar on the island, Jomonsugi Tree is the largest. The actual age of the tree is debated, estimations ranging from 2,000 to 7,200 years old. The best view of Jomonsugi Tree is arguably from the observation deck that lies about 15 meters in front of the tree. Touching the tree is not allowed, but the size, rough bark, and mysterious aura of the tree are sure to mesmerize any viewer. *When climbing the mountain, make sure to submit a climber registration form. Climber registration forms can be submitted at any of the following locations: Yakushima Island Police Station, Yakushima Town Hall, any police boxes on the island, the airport, tourist information centers near the port, on board boats, World Nature Heritage Center, Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Village Center, the start of each mountain climbing trail (Arakawa, Yodogawa, Shiratani Unsuikyo), and lodging facilities. *In order to reduce the environmental burden and alleviate congestion, general vehicle access to the main route (Arakawa Line) for climbing the Jomon Cedar Mountain is restricted during the following period every year: March 1 through November 30.