Nakama Gjumaru Banyan

Nakama Gajumaru Banyan
AREA… Nakama
LOCATION… about 47 km from Miyanoura (63 min. by car) / about 28 km from Anbo (37 min. by car)
NEAREST BUS STOP… No.123 Nakama bus stop (450 meters/ 6 min. on foot)
FAVORED FEATURES… An odd shaped Gajumaru banyan tree and typical atmosphere of the southern island
ADMISSION FEE… Free of charge
FACILITIES… Parking lot (3 cars)

<Nakama Gajumaru Banyan>
Nakama Gajumaru Banyan tree is located about 50 minutes by car from Yakushima Airport. The giant Gajumaru Banyan tree can be seen just as you enter Nakama Village on the prefectural road standing by Nakama Bridge. The banyan tree is an example of the ‘strangler fig’. Nakama Gajumaru Banyan tree has many aerial roots that are hard to tell apart from the trunk. Yakushima is the most northern habitat for the Gajumaru Banyan tree in Japan.
<a good spot to take photos>
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