Taikoiwa, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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Feel on top of the world by climbing to Taikoiwa, the final destination of a steep hiking route that takes approximately half a day and should be undertaken with the help of a guide. Wear good hiking shoes and clothing suitable for forests--and don't forget to bring lots of drinking water and a camera (or binoculars). See Taikoiwa and all Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a good vantage point is located just 15 minutes from shirataniunsuikyo, Tsuji pass point. Drum rock forest almost 360 degree views. It is very refreshing and pleasant place.
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  • August 12, 2017
    After a couple hours of hiking through the thick Genserin Shiratani rainforest, it is both magical and surreal to finally emerge from all the foliage to behold such a view. WOW. It was incredibly wind...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Changeable weather in Yakushima Island. Forecast was rain arrives at the drum rocks pretty clouds when the miyanoura-Dake's views of the best views. Route from the Dolly walk on the day before to the Jomon sugi is the emotion more impressive. It was a reward to the human efforts of the moutain from another
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Where to stay in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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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