The large ginkgo tree that stands along National Route 212 in Oguni is called "Shimojo's Ginkgo Tree".
This tree in the Shimojo district is the largest ginkgo tree in the prefecture, with a trunk circumference of about 12 m, a height of about 25 m, and a tree age of over 1000 years, and was designated as a national natural monument in 9.
It is also called "Chichikobu-san", and it is said that when a woman with little milk decocts the bark of this ginkgo and drinks it, the milk output improves.
It is lit up during the fall foliage season and you can enjoy a fantastic view.The light-up time is from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.The large ginkgo tree in Shimojo is so big that it stands out not only in the light up but also in the daytime and from the national highway.
This is a limited-time illumination that can only be seen now, so please take this opportunity to see it.
Period: October 2020, 10-November 15, 2020
Light-up time: 18:22 to XNUMX:XNUMX
▼ Large ginkgo of Shimojo
Address / Shimojo, Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto 869-2503
Phone number / 0967-46-2111 (Oguni Town Hall)