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Yakusugi Land is a natural recreation forest spread in a 1,000 to 1,300 m high area. In the 270.33 ha area, there are four courses to walk around (30 min, 50 min, 80 min, and 150 min) and you can see big trees like Buddha-sugi (Japanese ceder), Hahako-sugi or unique Yakusugi like Futago-sugi, Kuguri-sugi, Hige-choro. This is a nice spot to enjoy seasonal flowers and to learn about forests and nature in an environment with emerald green colored rivers and wild birds singing.
- Anbo, Yakushima-machi, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
- Contact No.
- Walk 10 min from Anbo port to the bus stop "Anbo". Take a bus bound for "Kigen sugi" from "Anbo" for about 45 min.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hrs
- Admission fee
- 300 yen(Cooperate fee for environmental improvement)
- Other Information
- Entrance to the mountain is prohibited in bad weather. *Basically, you need to go down the mountain before sunset
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Jamon-sugi is along the 150 min course in Yakusugi Land. It is a Yakusugi with a 8.3 m of root width, 23.6 m height, and 2,000 years of tree age. The name is after its wooden surface which looks like a snake. This tree crashed in a typhoon in 1997 and its roots have been bared.
Buddha-sugi has a strange shape with many bumps and its trunk is empty and rolling. It is also called as "Shaka-sugi" as the many bumps remind us of Buddha. The tree age is said to be 1,800 years old.
You can go through under this "Kuguri-sugi" whose roots surge from the ground to all directions. The trail road itself is under this tree. There were originally two sugi trees but it is said that the one on the top fell down onto another and they found themselves merged into one tree.