This enormous stump is from a Yakusugi dating back around 2,000 years. It is named for the British plant-hunter, Ernest Wilson, who introduced it to the world in 1914 in words and images.
Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen (Undersea Hot Spring)
This hot spring gushes up from under the sea. Visitors can take a bath only during low tide, which happens 2 times a day.
Visitors can learn all about the magnificent Yakusugi with dioramas and CG imagery. Other Yakushima botanical life is also introduced.
To reach Yakushima from Tokyo, it's about 2 hours by air to Kagoshima. From there it's a 30-minute flight. You can also go by boat.