Trip at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
Price$160 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Departure time depends on your hotel location
Breakfast & Lunch Bento; Transportation (excluding the obligatory return bus to the Arakawa Trail entry - 1740 yen) Insurance
I can arrange hiking gear rental as well as good accommodation and transportation to Yakushima
- Jomon sugi is not the only grand old tree you will see along this route. There are many other impressive trees to view as we walk through the forest.
- Walk into the remains of Wilson's Stump: a 44m high cryptomeria tree that was felled around 1586 to build a temple in Kyoto.
- Walk around the abandoned logging village of Kosugidani. This last person to leave this village was in 1972 and very quickly the forest has reclaimed the area.
- 16km of this hike are along a railway line constructed in 1923. The railway line offers some fascinating insights into how people worked and lived in this area.