Shiratani Unsuikyo which is situated on Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture is a backwoods loaded up with greenery and furthermore old cedar trees called Yakusugi (a blend of Yakushima and Sugi, Japanese for cedar). The most old tree is said to have been 7.000 years old.
Acclaimed for its perspectives on the Moss woodland and its old trees, Shiratani Unsuikyo is otherwise called the motivation for the Studio Ghibli vivified film Princess (Mononoke Hime).
Shiratani Unsuikyo is additionally an appropriate spot for you who love climbing exercises. At the passage, you will be given a guide for climbing trails including a few courses to stroll through. Beginning from a short course with around 1 hour of movement to long queues that take roughly 5-6 hours of movement.
The states of the way are different, extending from the old wood line, to another line that is worked from the stones. Route is likewise very simple in light of the fact that there are numerous markers written in English and Japanese.
The most popular course is the Taiko Iwa (Batu Taiko) line situated in the island. Landing at the Taiko Iwa, you will have the option to see the excellent landscape of the quieting mountains in radiant climate. Other than Taiko Iwa, the other fascination is Jomon Sugi.
Jomon Sugi is the biggest and most seasoned cedar tree in Yakushima, and is assessed to be 2.000 – 7.000 years old. To arrive at this spot takes around 5 hours of movement, and to forestall harm to this tree you can just observe it from the perception deck which is 15 meters from the area of the trees.