Yakushima is an island in southern Japan that is designated as a World Heritage Site. The Jomon Sugi cedar, that is said to be more than 2,000 years old, is known as the symbol of Yakushima. But rumors have been circulating that there are even larger cedars in the deep forest. The program launches an investigation using the latest technology to find the mythical giant cedar tree. The first step is to search the forest from above with a laser scan and map out potential targets. Once the "treasure... [see more] map" is drawn, the investigation enters a next phase. The investigators team up with local mountain guides to explore the remotest areas of the dense forest. After passing many giant cedars, the team encounters a massive tree at the end of the journey.
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