"The Great Cedar Tree" and Michi no Eki (Roadside station)Approx. 30 min. through the national road No.32
Japan's biggest cedar tree, "The Great Cedar Tree" is estimated to be around 3,000 years old. The tree has been designated as the country's special natural treasure. There is a monument for a deceased singer of the Showa period, the great Misora Hibari. She once visited the tree and prayed to be the greatest singer in Japan. At the entrance of the Great Cedar, there is a resting area on the roadside, called "Osugi Michi no Eki". Here you can enjoy Tachikawa soba with its soft, glutinous texture with a bit of sweetness. Goishi tea is also a famous local specialty there. It contains a lot of lactic acid bacteria, which is said to be effective for influenza prevention. "Goishi Udon noodles", in which Goishi tea is mixed is also recommended to try.
||743-1 Sugi, Otoyo Town, Nagaoka-Gun, Kochi Pref.
||8:00-1700 through out of the year
||¥200 for "The Great Cedar Tree"
Free for Michi no Eki