Yakushima - Aikodake Mountain Hike
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Trip at a Glance
Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
From: ¥15,000 JPY per person
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- From the summit we have a perfect 360 degree panorama of the central mountains and the island of Tanegashima.
- Walk a pilgrim route dating back centuries to the shrine at the summit.
- This is a challenging hike going from 180 meters to 1235 meters in less than 4 hours. The summit has some exciting rope-climbing sections.
Aikodake has the pyramid shape of an Alpine mountain and going from 180m to 1235m in less than 4 hours then it may feel as though you are going up an Alpine mountain. This trek is for those in good health and fitness as there are a few ropes ascents/descents along the way. The descent can be demanding on the knees. The summit offers spectacular views of the central mountain range of Yakushima as well as views of Tanegashima and the Kyushu mainland in the distance. Aikodake is a pilgrim mountain and there is small shrine at the summit to honor the island deities. The tradition of the pilgrimage dates from around the 13th century.
Your adventure awaits!
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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