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Yakushima - Kuromidake Central Mountain Hike

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Go! Yakushima

  • Locations

    Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    From: ¥16,500 JPY per person
  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Avg Distance

    10km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Departure time depends on your hotel location

  • Starting Location

    Hotel

  • Price Includes

    Bento Lunch / Transportation / Insurance. Excluded is the 1,000 yen per person Environment Maintenance Donation.

  • Notes

    I can arrange hiking gear rental as well as good accommodation and transportation to Yakushima.

Highlights

  • From the top of Kuromidake there is a 360° view as you stand near the center of the island at 1815 meters.
  • The highlights of this trek are the marsh areas of Hananoego and Kohananoego. There is a great view of Kobandake (often referred to as Tofu Rock).
  • Walk over the beautiful clear water of the Yodogawa. You may not see a clearer river in the world.
  • The highest mountains on the island (and the highest in southern Japan) stand on the opposite side of the valley.

Guide

Trip Info

The Kuromidake Tour is suitable for beginners or those with little hiking experience. However, you should be in good health as it is an 8 hour walk and there is a little bit of rope climbing near the top of Kuromidake.

The Kuromidake Tour commences in the higher region of the temperate zone with conifer trees and evergreen species, but at around 1600 meters the conifers become stunted and make way for the Yakushima rhododendrons and junipers. In June, the hike in the highland can be spectacular as the rhododendron are in bloom and late summer is also a good time to visit this area as some of the delicate alpine plants make an appearance.

Your adventure awaits!

Go! Yakushima

Go! Yakushima aims to offer exciting and informative tours around Yakushima. The tours will leave the visitor with a very good understanding of why Yakushima is a unique island and why it deservedly holds a World Heritage status.

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