Thinking of hiking to Jomon Sugi? If so, you need to know this. The entrance to the Arakawa trail which is the main trail used to hike to Jomon Sugi has access restrictions to try and lessen the environmental impact of tourism on Yakushima. Basically you cannot just drive there any more. You either need to take the special Arakawa bus, a pre-arranged taxi or be on a guided tour. You can of course by-pass this completely by taking the Kusugawa trail past Shiratani Unsuikyo and meet it further along the valley. 

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