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Address: Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Walking Tour on Yakushima Island
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Full Day Jomon Sugi Trekking Tour in Yakushima island

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Power Spot

Found my love here in Yakushima. I fell in love with Yakushima's nature. Yakushima is known as a vortex (aka. power spot) and I felt strong healing power during my hike to Jomon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Found my love here in Yakushima. I fell in love with Yakushima's nature. Yakushima is known as a vortex (aka. power spot) and I felt strong healing power during my hike to Jomon Sugi Cedar. Jomon Sugi hike is about 22km round trip. Of those most of the way (8km one way) is easy tram way. Since I didn't know... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

In general, people say 10 hours can be finished, but I used 12 hours, and was able to catch the last bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Having read what it is like to walk to Jomonsugi using the most common route, we decided to take a harder route - to walk to Jomonsugi from Shiratani Unsuikyo. The distance wise, both walks are about 22 km but the Shiratani-Jomonsugi walk involves a lot of walk in the forest which makes the walk more interesting but also harder.... More 

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Svalbard, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I was there with a private guide. We started trekking at 4.30am when it still dark. The only light was from the headlight. Only two of us kept continuous stepping on the old railway while it lightly snowed. I felt like doing walking meditation through the dark forest with sound of water falls, streams around. We stopped a few minutes... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Jomon cedar is the most popular tourist destination in Yakushima. It is called the king of Yakusugi cedar because of its huge figure. Height is about 30 meters, and around the stem is about 43 meters. It has been known as the biggest cedar in Yakushima. Jomon cedar has been estimated age is a 7400 years. Now to prevent the... More 

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Nagano, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

English is below. 思ってたより大変なトレッキングでした。最初の半分ぐらいは線路の上を歩き、足元に十分注意が必要です。雨の日はもっと大変だろうと思います。最後の半分は道がもっと険しくなり、滑りやすく急坂のところが多くなります。 人が多くないと思ったときに行ったはずだったのに、多かったです。美しい景色を眺める時間が短くて、前に進むプレッシャーを強く感じました。 ようやく縄文杉に着いたら、人が多くて煩くて、「早く写真を撮って、どいて」という感じでした。縄文杉や森の素晴らしい景色が人混みややかましさに壊されたと思いました。 The trek was more challenging than I thought. The first half is walking on old railroad tracks, so you need to watch your step, especially if the ground is wet. Even though it didn't rain most of the day when I went, it was slippery and I saw a few people slip and fall.... More 

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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

The most difficult part of this hike for me was the fact that a mountain bus which drives to the starting point of the hike was as early as 5 a.m. But it was worth it. The hike is long, but not really difficult, the first part is marked by railway tracks, while the second part is mostly a wooden... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Jomon Sugi is a worthwhile destination. The tree is very wide and old-looking, and the mood of the fellow hikers is positive and enthusiastic. The trail to Jomon Sugi consists of two distinct parts: first, an easy, mostly-flat walk atop an old railbed; and second, an arduous, high-stepping scramble over tree roots and boulders and up seemingly endless flights of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Maybe the "fever" of visiting Jomonsugi has passed. I had read/heard that during the holiday times in Japan, if you visited Jomonsugi there would be a half-hour wait for the toilets, and the wait at the observation platform to take a picture of Jomonsugi would be unbearable. Despite visiting during the peak summer Obon holiday season, I did not find... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

The hike to Jomon sugi is not technically difficult but it is very long (about 22km / 10 hours round trip). The first three-quarters is along a railway track and very easy, the final section involves some scrambling over rocks but is mostly steps and boardwalk. It is worth it though to see the huge, old and beautiful cedars along... More 

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