Known for its beautiful natural environment, 90% of the island is made up of forests.
The “Jomon Sugi” (famous ancient Japanese cedar tree) was discovered in 1966, and approximately 21% of the island’s area (107.47 square kilometers) is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Miyanouradake (1,936 meters), and the extensive Yakusugi cedar forests.
Trunk circumference: 16.1 meters
Height of tree: 30 meters
Age of tree: more than 3,000 years old (estimated)
Address : Yakushima-cho kumade-gun kagoshima-ken
URL : Official Site