YAKUSHIMA

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.

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Trunk circumference: 16.1 meters

Height of tree: 30 meters

Age of tree: more than 3,000 years old (estimated)

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Address : Yakushima-cho kumade-gun kagoshima-ken
URL : Official Site

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