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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Jomonsugi is the oldest tree in Japan and one of the most popular spots in Yakushima. While reaching this takes a long time, it's only viewable from the distance. It was just good to stare at. - This is at the end of Arakawa Trail...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 590jhl
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were very lucky with the weather. It was a warm cloudy-sunny day in November with some fog defending as we approached Jomon-sugi. It added an effect to make it look even more majestic. For the middle age couple who were far from fit, 10...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Yoshie S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This hike was absolutely lovely. While not overly strenuous it is quite a long trail. You'll need to purchase your bus tickets a day in advance, and wake up very early to get on the trail. We met some very nice people as we traveled...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The trek is medium-high level. First part very nice and enjoyable second part more difficult with rocks and obstacles. Once you arrive there you will be amazed from the huge tree and you won't regret the effort.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Alice S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was a long trek going to Jomonsugi. It always rains in Yakushima, so please do not forget to bring your waterproof gear. There are a lot of sugis(cedar trees) Yakushima, but Jomonsugi is the oldest and most ancient.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank vicacy_travels
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...More

Date of experience: September 2016
9  Thank Hamham730
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.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank candyyuenyuen
Reviewed 3 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Pengapa
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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank spaniel12
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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