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Yakushima - Mocchumu Coastal Mountain Hike

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $130 USD per person
  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Avg Distance

    6km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Departure time depends on your hotel location

  • Starting Location

    Hotel

  • Price Includes

    Bento Lunch; Transportation; Insurance

  • Notes

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

Highlights

  • From the summit the view is thrilling. Directly 900 metres below is Onoaida. You can see right along the coastline and far out to sea. The views are so good that you have to tear yourself off the top to make the journey back down.
  • The halfway point is marked by a 3,000 year old cryptomeria tree called Bandai sugi. There is barely enough space on the ridge for it to sit upon.
  • There are some exciting rope climbs with the last one to the summit being the best.
  • The summit is one of the best places on the island to eat your lunch!
  • This hike is a good workout for the fitness enthusiast.

Guide

Trip Info

Although Mocchumu is the lowest mountain on the Go! Yakushima tour menu, it is probably the most challenging. There is little respite from start to finish and during the last 30 minutes there are a number of ropes to climb, including the final rope-climb where nerve as well as upper-body strength are necessary.

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