Yakushima is a Japanese island that is well-known for its ancient cedar trees. These ancient trees that are thousands of years old are called yakusugi.

This island was logged long ago to produce shingles, but the area was protected and the forest has grown back up since then. Tall mountains rise up to the sky on this island, with rain falling almost every day.

On lower land, there is high humidity, while the upper peaks of the mountains may be covered in snow during certain times of the year.

Yakushima is a must-see for nature lovers, tree lovers, and those who love to hike.


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