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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  • I visited in late Feb with a friend. We hiked through shiratani unsuikyo onwards to the Okabu trail and then to jomon sugi. This was a long hike, about 23 miles taking about 11 hours and pretty challe...  more »
  • Catch the early bus up the hill, the road to see the monkey bus driver also stopped to let us see monkeys. The front 1-6 landmark is paved plank Plank Road, 6-12 start is the Rocky Mountain path, not too good mountaineering equipment preparation, plus started under heavy rain did not go inside. All the trees, stones and even artificial handrails are covered with thick moss. On the way to meet a lot of Japanese to climb the mountain, outdoor equipment is very much to go into the mountains camping meaning. Take the bus to calculate a good timetable, from the palace of Pu to Bai Gorge every hour only one class on the downhill car, missed time will wait for a long period. It was only after the rain had gone to the No. 6th landmark that he returned, spent 1.5 hours in the mountains, and spent 1.5 hours waiting for the bus at the door pavilion. When the sun began to go down the mountain, the monkeys all ran to the middle of the road to bask in the sun!
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  • Full day Trek is impossible to Jomon Cedar here half-day course I will be in. Very nice. I was impressed.
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