Mt. Miyanouradake, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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The highest peak on the island of Yakushima, Mt. Miyanouradake includes subtropical forests and offers open alpine views. You can explore a range of paths and choose to stay at one of the area's huts. Avoid winter months, as heavy snowfall can make climbing practically impossible. Take a look at our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Mt. Miyanouradake and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

Popular among Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho offers a variety of places to stay, ranging from budget lodgings to exclusive hotels. Dozens of hotels are equally distributed along the southern, eastern, and northern shores of the island, with a few deluxe options overlooking Tanegashima Straits. Camping is forbidden, but backpackers can find several small huts free of charge along the island's trails. Otherwise, you can stay in budget-oriented dormitories and private rooms on the island. You can also rent a self-catering cottage, ideal for a budget family stay.
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  • I did this as a full one day hike whilst staying at Anbo. Get an early start; you'd want to be up and on the road by sunrise at the latest. I hired a guide (Jen from Yakushima Life) at 16,000yen. When...  more »
  • It is more than possible to do this walk in three days arriving to the island on the ferry (12.30 pm) catch a bus to shirtani, immediately get walking, get to the Takatsuka hut just before sunset, the...  more »
  • We spend about 8 hours on the trails. Nothing to challenging, except a few boulders where you needed ropes to get on top, and great scenery all the way. We did see a family with small kids ( around 10...  more »