Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima

Kagoshima, Kyushu・Okinawa

5 hour

An island of moss green, a botanical treasury plenty of forests from ancient times, showered forever by the southern heaven, where the islanders live along the vivid cycle of four seasons more intimately than elsewhere in Japan.

Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima
Shiratani-Unsuikyo Private Trekking Tour in Yakushima

What is it about?

Enjoy Yakushima field tour with our licensed local guide!

Breathe in the relaxing forest of moss green!

For most Japanese tourists, this course is popular because its moss green forest depicts the world of Hayao Miyazaki’s famous animation film "Princess Mononoke".

Doesn’t matter whether you’ve seen the film or not, it is a nice trekking course to experience Yakushima’s forest, and there you can imagine why this island inspired the renowned animation creator who is fond of natural world.

The tour varies in 3 courses.

For an easy trekking, we walk about 3 hours in the forest, and then we take you to sightseeing for the rest of the tour day (check also Sightseeing).

If you choose a whole day trekking, we climb up the hill, and at last, get up on Taiko-Iwa Rock, from which you can see the magnificent view of the wide deep green valley and the highest peaks of Yakushima. However, how much view you can enjoy depends on the weather. Sometimes, you just stand on the rock amidst the cloud, seeing nothing but white mist.

On the way back, usually we take the same route (about 6 hours in total), or if you enjoy the forest longer, we can make a detour on a different route which is less crowded with tourists and more relaxing (7 hours at most).

■The lunch we offer is Japanese style "Bento" (lunch box) like in the picture gallery.  

Tour information

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Difficulty

Moderate

Themes

Couples, Family friendly, Youth

Start time

07:30 / 08:00 / 08:30

Duration

5 hour

Pick-up

We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience:

  • Anbo Ferry Terminal

  • JR Hotel Yakushima

  • Miyanoura Port

  • Yakushima Iwasaki Hotel

  • Custom pick up

What to bring

In response to your preferred duration of the tour, trekking gear may be required.

Requirements:

- Trekking shoes

- Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants, no matter what the weather cast says)

- Backpack (enough size to carry what you want/need to take with you)

- Trekking poles (optional)

*Above listed gears are available in Yakushima to rent

- Snack (or any portable food to charge your energy)

- Self-confidence (both physical and mental)

From

$ 456.22

per person