Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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. Use our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and other attractions in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A magnificent forest that changes of atmosphere according to time. We hike only hours before the arrival of Typhoon Noru: it was immersed in clouds and fog: beautiful!
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  • October 2, 2017
    Hakutani a surname water Strait I 認 because relationship to to housing long island must to to of place, is has forest of sense worth, House Qi 駿 old Normal University of secluded spiritual Princess are is in this forest based of, is beauty is has spiritual Qi of a real place, plus I we is good color has rain, line up Shang future are comfortable some, this here many Moss, many greatly tree, many mountain 澗, is beauty Ah, Not over slippery remember the footwear.
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  • October 1, 2017
    A friend to enjoy Yakushima in 1 night 2 days? I asked rose was shirataniunsuikyo. As a result, is excellent. Tour of the Jomon sugi is rather like the match with time, is here observing nature of Yakushima Island, taking a walk can enjoy. As the Jomon sugi is not seeing a lot of respectable yakusugi can. You can stroll through the Mononoke of Studio Ghibli on, very very good.
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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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