Yakusugi Land, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho

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Explore the ancient, subtropical forests of Yakusugi Land, walking along trails populated by 1,000-year-old cedar trees. The park offers hikes of varying lengths to accommodate visitors with different fitness and time constraints. Ranging from quick 30-minute strolls to longer, more adventurous 2.5-hour trips, the route consists of a single trail with various turn-offs leading back to the starting point, and covers a range of terrain ending at the summit of Tachudake. You can see the ancient trees pretty quickly after leaving the car park, with the first part of the trail consisting of a boardwalk. Less mobile visitors shouldn't be put off the experience, but those planning to complete the hike in full should bring along water, snacks, and sturdy boots. Use our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho day trip app to arrange your visit to Yakusugi Land and other attractions in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.
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  • If you love cedar trees, this is definitely the place for you! There was a landslide in one section of the long walk so you can't do a proper loop but i don't think we missed out on much. It's was a g...  more »
  • We did a hike here in wet and drizzly cool weather. The terrain is hilly and slippery, so being fit and properly kitted out is important. There is a path for tourists but to see the less touched fores...  more »
  • This is the place to experience walking amongst the grand old Cedar trees of Yakushima Island. I would recommend hiking attire and poles to hike round the entire route to really appreciate the wonderf...  more »

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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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