At last we arrived at Jomon-sugi Ceder 縄文杉.
Jomon-sugi Ceder 縄文杉
That's what I thought! Jomon-sugi Ceder is the largest!
Jomon-sugi Ceder 縄文杉
Tree length 25.3m (83ft)
Round 16.4m (53.8ft)
Diameter 5.1m (16.7ft)
1300m (4265ft) above sea level
We will a little more walk to Takatsukagoya Cabin 高塚小屋 where we stay.
However, we stayed in a camping tent instead of staying inside the cabin.
Takatsukagoya Cabin 高塚小屋
There are a cabin and camping site.
Takatsukagoya Cabin 高塚小屋 was very tiny and old like in this photo taken in 2009. However, it has been rebuilt to a larger, cleaner wooden cabin in 2013. You can check out photos of the rebuilt cabin on this website below.
When our tour guide was cooking dinner I went to see Jomon-sugi Ceder again in the dusk.
This view was also good!
I wore fleece clothing because it was cold when we had dinner outside. I was right to bring it during summer.
Curry rice including mackerel. Delicious♪
There were lots of choices from coffee, milk tea, green tea, corn soup, etc.
Staying in the tent was comfortable and I enjoyed the relaxing time. I slept well in the sleeping bag, it was not cold at all.
A deer came towards our tent, it was adorable!
It's good that there are no wild bears on this island.
I went to see Jomon-sugi Ceder in 2009. There was a piece of heart shaped bark 🧡 on the tree trunk.
I wonder if it's still there.
It was Ojiya which is rice porridge with vegetables in it. There was also mackerel in it.
This is so easy to eat and yummy♪
Finally, we will go down a mountain.
When we went down the mountain we took a detour to avoid the steep wooden steps on the main trail.
The detour is a naturally maintained mountain trail so it's good for observing nature . It's a good option because there are no other hikers.
The trail merged with the main trail and led to The Stub of Wilson ウィルソン株. We met so many hikers. The trail around the place was busy.
I would have loved to stay, but I had to pass it.
When we exit from the mountain trail we were just relieved. Then, we kept walking on the long truck line.
Anbougawa River / Anbou River 安房川
We had lunch on the riverside, and took a break to soak our feet in the cold, clear water.
How refreshing it was!
I have heard that some people swim in this river.
Somen 素麺 (cold thin noodles) with dipping sauce, shrimp and sesame.
Yakushima-yama-tsutsuji (endemic species)
You should walk carefully during the last part of the trail as well, because some people have slipped and broken bones there, even though the trail wasn't dangerous.
Stay sharp until you get to the goal.
We arrived at the goal without any accidents. We fully enjoyed hiking and camping 1 night on this island!
Hot spring: Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen 平内海中温泉
We rented a car when we went to Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen 平内海中温泉 (Hot spring). It was highly recommended and our tour guide's favorite place.
YAKUSHIMA UMI NO COTTAGE TIDA (Hotel)
Our tour guide drove us to a cottage (hotel).
YAKUSHIMA UMI NO COTTAGE TIDA
屋久島 海の胡汀路（こてーじ） てぃーだ
There are 4 guest cottages.
We stayed overnight at this cottage named Mocchomu モッチョム.
There was a bed on the 1F and 3 beds on the loft.
When we stayed in this cottage they offered a Japanese style dinner. However, their food menu sometimes changes different cuisines.
When we had dinner they offered us deer meat. It was a little sad when we ate deer meat after seeing some on the hiking trail, but despite this, it was really delicious!
When we went outside after dinner we saw a star-filled night sky. It was really beautiful!
This cottage has terrace, open air bath, nice view and tasty food.
I wish I could come back to the hotel someday.
This cottage has a terrace, an open air bath, a nice view and tasty food. It like a luxury hotel.
I wish I could come back to this cottage someday.
After checkout we went to see falls.
Ooko-no-taki (Ooko Falls)
You walked to the waterfall basin. I had very nice water fall spray beside the basin.
Senpiro-no-taki (Senpiro Falls)
It looked less powerful because of long distance.
We bought souvenirs on the way to the airport.
Yakushima 屋久島 ↔ Kagoshima 鹿児島 or Osaka 大阪（Itami 伊丹） or Fukuoka 福岡
Website (in Japanese)
Photos were taken in July 2009.
Other recommended a few days trekking