Yakushima Night Time Turtle Tour
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Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
From: ¥12,500 JPY per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Departure time depends on your hotel location
Hotel between Anbo - Nagata
Transportation / Entry upon the beach / Official Japanese Turtle Guide / English Interpreter / Insurance
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- One of the best nesting areas in the Pacific region for Loggerhead turtles.
- A very high chance of observing at least one turtle make her nest and lay her eggs.
- The conservation program is well managed by the locals of Nagata village.
A night time tour to watch turtles lay their eggs upon the Nagata Beach. With the assistance of official turtle guides we are taken upon the beach to observe this spectacular sight before the female turns back to the sea.
Yakushima Turtle Tours make a very memorable experience when visiting Yakushima. Yakushima is the nesting site of the largest population of turtles in Japan. The main nesting site is located in the north west of the island. The species of turtle is the loggerhead and the average length of shell is around 85cm x 60cm. Females lay around 120 eggs per nest and each egg is the size of a ping-pong ball. The main time of year to observe turtles is from May 1st until early July 31st. The number of turtles decreases either side of these times.
Yakushima Turtle Tours operate at night and children are welcome to attend although we may not return to the hotel until near midnight.
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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