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. Add Yakusugi Land to your Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is aka Hall. Yakushima from over 100 years old. The name appeared. Various aspects of Yaku-Shima. You can feel the greatness of nature. Air is also not so good that I feel better I'm tired.
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  • If you like trees, you are right here. Conservation in Japanese: you get only on paved paths and stairs and steps locked on a fixed course through the forest. The choices are for example 30, 80 or 150 minutes.
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  • We did this walk in March, under a light rain. Rain is not embarrassing for this hike, as long as it is not too strong. This gives an atmosphere instead. We had hiked in the Shiratani Unsuikyo ravine the previous day. The two are different and complement each other well. This one is easier: the circuits are shorter, and a large part of the circuit is on a paved path.
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