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Hokosugi (A Japanese cedar in the shape of Hoko-Pike)

The legend says when Taira Kunimori built a shrine in Oheda community, he placed his pike inside and planted the cedar, wishing for the peace. It is over 800 years old, 11 meters round and 35 meters high. The tree trunk and branches also resemble a pike and name of Hokosugi was derived from it. It is said to be the second largest cedar in Shikoku and is also called Kunimori-sugi. (Designated as a prefectural nature monument)

Basic information

Address
Oheda, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
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Holiday
N/A (Open daily all year round)
Admission fee
Admission free
Parking lot
car:6
Access
Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Take the Prefectural road 45→Take the Prefectural road 32→Take the National road 439 bound for Mt.Tsurugi→Take the Municipal road→Hokosugi(Journey time is approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes by car.)
Contact
Miyoshi City Office of Tourism
Phone
0120-404-344
FAX
0883-76-0876