1200 m Up and 2000 m Down

Exhausted after a day hike in the World Heritage on Yakushima – climbed a total of 1200 m and descended a total of 2000 m while covering a distance of 22 km.

Passed so many beautiful cedar trees 1000+ years old. Just wished I could have a talk with them – what would they say, what wisdom would they share?

The main attraction was Jomon Sugi. A tree of 5 m in diameter and beloved to be at least 2000 years old. Beautiful.

A very hard but rewarding hike.