Trip at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
Price$130 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Departure time depends on your hotel location
Bento Lunch; Transportation; Insurance
Hiking gear rental can be arranged as can accommodation and transportation to Yakushima.
- The full day Shiratani Unsuikyo hike goes through the 'genseirin' primeval forest and this route produces some of the best 'moss' scenery on this hike.
- There are also 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 as the views over to the central mountains are great. Miyanouradake stands before you and there are also good views of the Arakawa Valley and Tachudake over in the distance.
- Visit the 'Mononoke Hime Forest' scene. Yakushima was the inspiration behind the animation Mononoke Hime (an animation created by Miyazaki Hayao and the Ghibli Studio).