Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar
A place where nature and religious beliefs meet
A huge tree that stands quietly on the side of Mt. Daimanji, the Oki Islands' highest peak. This tree is 800 years old and about 30 m tall, with a 5 m trunk that branches into 15 parts. From these parts hang about 24 large and small drooping roots. Here you can feel a mysterious atmosphere in an area that feels cool even in the summer, particularly just after rain.
Close by the tree are two trail entrances to Mt. Daimanji (around 1 hour one way, steep). Around 15 minutes walk up the hill is the entrance to the trail for Washigamine Ridge and Byōbu-iwa (Folding Screen Rock). Some ofthe trails have been damaged after strong rains and subsequent landslides, so it is recommended to hire a guide when hiking these trails.
- *No direct public bus access to the tree. It takes around 1.5 hr to walk to the tree from the nearest bus stop.
*The closest shops and places to eat are in the Fuse Area at the bottom of the mountain, so make sure you take food and drink with you.
- Fuse, Okinoshima-cho, Oki-gun
- From Saigō Port
65 min by car
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