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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  • At the outset is thought recreational facilities, were removed from the plan, but tried doing is encouraged from local residents. This was a great answer. The course is 4. Basically on the same road stretch distance courses. His strength and choose according to the plan. I think 30 minutes, 50 minutes course promenade was initially on the road in the sense of walking tour. 80 minutes, 150-minute course trail because shoes wear non-slip, is safe. Say the trail from the entrance is the highest elevation 100 m so I think not too tight. FYI is the elevation of other places is 700 metres away, shirataniunsuikyo, 450 m, shirataniunsuikyo best March in front of Cedar trails 100 m is. Himself a 150-minute course. So you can feel fully the nature of Yakushima Island forests of cedar, MOSS is very recommended. We have seen monkeys and deer in the road on the way to the yakusugi land. It is recommended.
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  • Hiking trails for 30 minutes is a very simple course. So it's just not enough 50-minute course. I thought that went as far as Jomon cedar, so after that I said this course is easy. Feel free to enjoy, so is recommended. Style hotel in front of the entrance into the contributions ¥ 100 toilets.
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  • Rather common Yaku cedar trees more than 1000 years, has lots of cedar, I could enjoy.
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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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