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Wilson Stump

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Address: Miyanouradake, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4205 , Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 997-43-5900

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Many people are staying inside the holes and wait for the photo. This is a natural amazing place. However. Be prepare that you need to walk a lot before you see it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many people are staying inside the holes and wait for the photo. This is a natural amazing place. However. Be prepare that you need to walk a lot before you see it.

Thank Choco_mouse
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I spoke with some friends of mine who speak the language fluently. They told me the heart increases tourism. The original shape, which had a more oval top didn't look like a heart except at the bottom where the point is. The hole in the stump contained rotted wood, and rotting wood falling on the heads and faces of tourists... More 

1 Thank David P
Kobe, Japan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

An amazing enormous stump but which can only be reached after a good hike. Not everyone might enjoy the hike as much as I did. If you reach the stump, it is worth continuing to Jomon-Sugi!

Thank PYBch
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very cool please !You need to come her for the natural of beauty forest it is amazing!Come and see this Wilson Stump don't forget take the fantastic photo inside 😍

1 Thank Alyona A
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132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Before arriving there, I wasn't expecting too much, just a tree stump, but I was impressed with the size of it. Going inside, you really feel the size of the tree, and this is not the biggest tree in the area. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo inside the stump.

1 Thank Pengapa
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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947 reviews
419 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

There was a stump of an old cedar during a path to Jomon cedar. People found the place to be able to take heart shape photos inside the stump. The place was opposite to the small shrine. People really enjoyed searching place and shooting heart shaped view.

1 Thank mat_mak
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

I thought it will be some cheesy sight seeing spot wear couples took photos of heart shaped stump. But it's way more than that. You can feel the gravity of the forest there. Spend a little while longer inside the stump than just trying to taking the photo with the perfect heart, (which is actually more difficult than you thought,... More 

2 Thank Carolyn C
Hveragerdi, Iceland
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73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I didn't know much about Wilson Stump before I got there, so I was truly surprised when I stopped there. The stump is huge and the interior of it seems to be enchanted.

Thank Maria Anna M
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86 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

It is tourist place on the way to Jomon cedar tree. It is also rest area. People are on queue to take photo of the natural heart inside the stump.

Thank jhchang
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110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I guess this is the sort of place to visit with your better-half for the romantic picture of the heart shaped image in the background. Upon advice of our guide we visited on the return portion of our trip to Jomonsugi and had the area to ourselves. Rest at this point on the way up, and take photos on the... More 

1 Thank ButaTokyo

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