Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho
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A luscious forest with a network of trails suitable for all abilities, Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley remains accessible yet wild and remote in spirit, containing the majority of the island's ancient cedar trees. Uncover the magical sight of "Moss Forest," where everything is touched by an emerald green hue. Paths are clearly marked in English and numerous trails offer hikes that take between 30 minutes and 5 hours. Wear appropriate footwear, and keep in mind that the trails here vary from ancient paths of the Edo Period, to the paved walkways of the 21st century. Put Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and other Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho attractions into our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Car is up high. arrived at the administrative building next to the 620 m shirataniunsuikyo. Yayoi Cedar course rather they choose course moves. Still of the valleys and. And trekking in New Zealand the same views new words flew from peers.
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  • The inspiration for the art of Miyazaki in his delightful anime, Princess Mononoke. There is nothing quite like it. 
  • Nature on Yakushima is overwhelming. The forest with the huge and ancient cedar trees, the humidity and even the leeches make for a very special experience.