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. Plan your Seibu Trail visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho using our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho trip builder site .
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  • Monkeys showed the deer hangs up very nice's is is the narrow width of the road. On the other hand is a toll road, but both sides can. Wheels and easy-to-seems to be the way it is. Radio reach is in this area. If even if something cannot be contacted, so that careful driving is required. About 20 km and the distance
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  • It is hard to pass in Western road, and a lot of nature of Yakushima Island monkey and deer here and there in the road, so. However, you can really enjoy.
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  • Another island with the famous Cedar on Yakushima Island, by area, completely different ecosystems one typical forest is the last Western road. Guide me to thank us and walking around the Laurel of the Banyan tree and other. Dating several times in sika deer, the dignified appearance gave me contains camera. Guide in Yaku Island folk with pipes and other researchers just found from long experience course, meaning Laurel and or here why from the shoreline Heritage Register was walked gives us a rich topic. Also met the last time lot of monkey and Twine have shouldered the monkey its deer back. Seen only in Yakushima Island, this is what it seems.
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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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