In Yakushima , cedar trees are older than a thousand years calls Yakusugi which means the cedar of Yakusima. Some of the oldest Yakusugi have own name such as Johmon-sugi the most famous Yakusugi tree stood on the Ohkabu-hodo trail. But it is not easy to meet, since it takes over ten hours roundtrip for there.
Alternatively some Yakusugi trees in Yakusugi-land are preferable to visit with a car. Yakusgugi-land is located along the large stream of river Anbo with the forest around the 1000m sealevel. From the Anbo the second largest town located east of the island, the Anbo-rindo forest road running up to inner area of the island. Going up 30 minutes with the road and passing the Ohdate pass where a branch of the Arakawa rindo, You reaches the entrance of the park.
Four trails prepared with different time for walk. It should be select the longest trail, which needed 150 minutes. Since you are able to see all trees, which I listed below,
Be care about that the Kigensugi isn't in the park. However, you'll be reached the massive tree by going to upstream with the Anbo forestry road. It needs 30 minutes with a car. A little bit ahead of the Kigen-sugi,There is another big sedar Kawakami sugi.
Kigen sugi estimated 3000 years old. 8.1meters around the chest.
|Jyamonsugi 2000years is estimated and having 8.3 meters chest. The tree is known with having the old trace of cutting. It must be a evidence for the tree was considered as not worth to cut. Like this example. Older trees having the wrong properties for lumbering have remained.||Hahakosugi 2600years. Two trees stand together.||Tenchusugi 1500years. 33.8 meters height is uncommon for older Yakusugi,Therefore, the tree must be called the pillar to the sky.|
|Sanne sugi 1100 years.||Budda sugi 1800yaers. showed rugged features.||Kawakami sugi Massive tree having the 8.9 meters chest is the side of road Anbo-rindo.|