Wilson Stump

Travel Information

Wilson Stump (ウィルソン株) is one of the most popular spot in Yakushima Island. It is a huge stump of Yakusugi that was cut about 300 years ago. It is about 13.8m girth 2,000 years old cedar tree. Inside of Wilson Stump is open and the roof has a figure of heart.

Tourist Info.
The route to the Jomon sugi takes about 5 hours.
There are some restroom and water spots in the route.
The shuttle bus to the entrance is available at Yakusugi Shizenkan.
You can order Lunch Box at hotel or any other stores and they will delivery at the Yakusugi Shizenkan in the morning.

0. at any bus stop very early in the morning (4am)
1. use shuttle bus to Yakusugi Shizenkan.
2. use shuttle bus to the entrance of Arakawa Tozando.
3. walk 3 hours.


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Map around Wilson Stump

Detailed Travel Guide

Wilson Stump

Species: Cedar (Yakusugi)
Height: --
Girth: 13.8m
Age: 2,000

Wilson Stump is a huge stump of Yakusugi located on the route of Jomon Sugi. It was cut about 300 years ago and inside of the stump is open and water spring inside. It was named after Dr. Wilson who researched Yakushima in Taisho era.

The roof is open and at some point the shape of the roof became a heart shape.