Taikoiwa, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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). Using our custom trip planner, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho attractions like Taikoiwa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Is a good view of shirataniunsuikyo in the higher elevations, weather permitting, however location trail so anyone can come to feel is not
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  • At the top of the shiratani and very good. I think that last bit is a steep climb, but worth. (Some which is hollow) echo and knocking some theories say the shape and a rock drum rock named the theory out there. I think good guided tours, so quite pinpoint where and how you want to know.
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  • Tsuji pass consists of 15 minutes in the signs, followed by a steep climb, so took it over. The sense of accomplishment was seen views and Misty I'm afraid, but maybe I got tasted.
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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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