66.4 Gajumaru Banyan Garden 志戸子ガジュマル園 Yakushima is best known for its ancient cedar trees and lush forests where they grow. However, this is not all the island has to offer with other forests to explore such as the Gajumaru Banyan Garden. In this stretch of banyan it is difficult to tell which are the original trees and which are the supporting roots. The gajumaru banyan is related to the tropical fig tree and is an indigenous plant whose aerial roots sprout in all directions from the trunk. Some of these gigantic figs are more than 500 years old.