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Yakushima - Shiratani Unsuikyo Forest Tour

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Go! Yakushima

  • Locations

    Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    From: ¥14,000 JPY per person
  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Avg Distance

    8km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Departure time depends on your hotel location

  • Starting Location

    Hotel

  • Price Includes

    Bento Lunch / Transportation / Insurance

  • Notes

    Hiking gear rental can be arranged as can accommodation and transportation to Yakushima.

Highlights

  • The hike goes through some of the best 'moss' scenery on the island.
  • There are some big trees along this route including Nidai Osugi, Bugyo sugi and the photogenic Sanbonashi sugi (3 legged sugi) .
  • Climb up to Taiko Iwa and on a clear day it has to be one of the highlights of the day.
  • Yakushima an inspiration for the animation Mononoke Hime (created by Miyazaki Hayao and the Ghibli Studio).

Guide

Trip Info

If you pick up a book about Yakushima and it’s filled with moss-green forests, then the chances are you are looking at Shiratani Unsuikyo. This forest is a nature photographers paradise. The best time to visit is either during a light rainfall or just after a rainfall when the mosses are at their best.
The full day Shiratani Unsuikyo hike usually goes through the ‘genseirin’ as this route produces some of the best scenery. There are also some big trees along this route including Nidai Osugi, Bugyo sugi and the photogenic Sanbonashi sugi (3 legged sugi) The genseirin route also has probably the best moss area within the Shiratani Unsuikyo forest.

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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