The prefectural tree is the Yanase Cedar, which are located in Umaji Village, in eastern Kochi. These huge trees are counted amongst Japan’s largest, and their isolation has protected them for hundreds of years. It’s well worth the effort to make a trip out to see them.
You really need a car to get to these trees. Drive east on Route 55 to Yasuda Town. Turn inland on route 12, and drive 30mins to Umaji. Continue on to Yanase, past the dam. Then follow the map below: