360° KYUSHUxTOKYO - Nature / KAGOSHIMA

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"360° KYUSHUxTOKYO" is the project that shows you the must-see wonders of Tokyo and prefectures of the Kyushu region, in western Japan, in pairs.
This chapter’s theme is “Nature”, introducing Bonsai(Tokyo)and Yakushima(Kagoshima)

To explore more, go to
http://www.kyushuandtokyo.org/

■Tokyo: Bonsai
The Shunkaen Bonsai Museum was opened in 2002 to spread the beauty of bonsai trees worldwide.
Come with your friends and bond over bonsai trees.
The museum displays 1000 bonsai trees in small and large pots.
Usually, bonsais cost tens of dollars, but there are also some bonsais worth over 900,000 U.S. dollars (100 million yen) in this museum.
Visit the Bonsai Experience to learn the basics of bonsai making.
After about 1 hour, you can admire the bonsai you made.

<Shunkaen Bonsai Museum>
http://www.kunio-kobayashi.com/en/index.html



■Kagoshima: Yakushima
Yakushima Island of Kagoshima Prefecture is a World Heritage Site.
One of the most famous yakusugi cedar trees is a 3,000-year-old giant cedar tree called Kigensugi.
Trek the forests that inspired the setting of a famous Japanese anime.
Hiking to Taikoiwa provides you with a breathtaking view from 1050m above sea-level.

<Yakushima Tourism Association>
http://yakukan.jp/ (Japanese Only)

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