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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  • Heard from the guide that some people died when crossing the stream when the water was too high. I think when hiking in this area, you need to double check the situation with the park ranger and don’t...  more »
  • Half day 4 hours of courses in the Guide's and went with them. So, including a description of the forest Guide, I, goes on to recommend the. Is was clear: our staff is the rain and a waste. Under the 転kenai feet are Rocky, so make we nervous.
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  • Walking through Shiritani is an amazing experience. I joined a guided tour with Yes Yakushima, lead by Steve who provided so much interesting information about the ecosystem during the walk: this real...  more »
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