Mt. Mocchomu

Mt. Mocchomu is a granite formation with the summit located inside Yakushima's World Heritage Site protected area. 

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With only 940m high, Mt. Mocchomu is actually one of the steepest and most strenuous hikes in Yakushima. The trail starts from Senpiro-no-taki Waterfall's parking lot, and on the way to the top you can find a large variety of plants and insects, a cedar tree thought to have around 3000 years old called Bandai-sugi, and amazing views. 

From the top of the mountain you can see the town of Onoaida, the coastline and the Pacific Ocean far out. 


While taking a walk around the Jomon rice fields on Yakushima Senvus Village, you can see Mt. Mocchomu on the background of the Karakuri water mill and the "Celebration 100" topiary monument, as if it were watching over us. 

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