Starting point for trekking…Arakawa Trail Entrance
Access to starting point…People who start climbing from Arakawa have to use the Arakawa Mountain Bus from Yakusugi Museum mae bus stop during the traffic regulations period from March 1 to November 30.
・22.3 km(30min. by car) from Miyanoura to Yakusugi Museum mae bus stop and 14.7 km (35 min by bus) to Arakawa Trail Entrance.
・3.6 km (6 min. by car) from Anbo to Yakusugi Museum mae bus stop and 14.7 km (35 min by bus) to Arakawa Trail Entrance.
NEAREST BUS STOP… No.70 Arakawa Tozanguchi bus stop
Distance from the trail entrance…about 8.7 kilometers (17.4 km round trip)
The time required for round trip…6-7 hours
Difference in elevation…430 meters
＜Wilson’s Stump: the heart-shaped skyward view＞
|Willson’s Stump is a remnant of a large Yakusugi cedar tree cut down around 400 years ago. It has a large hollow area inside where a spring flowing out of the ground makes a shadow stream running out of the stump. There are three younger cedar trees, descendants of Wilson’s Stump, growing by it, a good example of regeneration. Dr. E. H. Wilson, a notable English plant collector, researching Yakusugi cedars discovered a large stump in the Taisho Era (1912 – 1926). This stump was later named after him. You may go into the hollow stump and see a heart-shaped skyward view.|
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