Seibu Trail, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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Navigate a trail that works its way beneath a thick, verdant canopy of ancient cedar trees on Seibu Trail. The trail cuts through Yakushima island, which features huge swathes of protected nature reserves, including a 18,958 ha (46,844 ac) UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve. Being an unspoiled natural wonderland, the area around the trail abounds in wildlife, among which Yakushika deer and Yakushika monkeys roam and climb in great numbers. Make sure to bring your camera to capture photos of these distinctive animals, who generally don't mind by human attention. Seibu Trail is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho Edition.
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  • August 6, 2017
    In Western forest to drive slowly! Purpose, of course, monkeys and to meet with Yaku deer. Spring, so there were a lot of baby monkey! There are also a lot of Bambi, was really healing drives! Getting there cars come from behind and bit out I guess. Ladies and gentlemen, we are, of course, drive slowly, but in some places slowly is where q is good... and I think. When going, slowly driving in!
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  • July 10, 2017
    I was driving to oncoming cars are coming, anyway small, praying. Little by little, and now views monkey deer and watch. Car rental shop I in counter-clockwise in was car rental backhaul is. Our 呉々 also no mobile signal, careful and keep driving. I was at my wits is a broken-down car.
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  • June 29, 2017
    In a real rain of days, not know to to that er game play of said, best is 駕 with car game go West Pok Fu Lam Road, this real sections not is long approximately 20 km, by in road narrow 彎 more, is veneered drive road, to go of is slow, when and to stopped let Yes surface of car first go, and still is 尋 寶 good to finish...... 寶 is quite alone and some monkeys, with his special conditions of small, 寶 is the second deer, Yakushima deer like Torx bit do not have
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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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