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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  • August 14, 2017
    For beginners and fitness but confidence is a location where you can Trek. 30, 50 and 80 minutes and 150 minutes and would not a problem even for the former is maintained in the walkway, there are four different types of courses, very easy to walk, instead of climbing shoes. Forest green moss and Cedar Valley nature-rich place is visited shirataniunsuikyo before, just excitement faded I. Got good exercise--that is the impression. Car sickness yakusugi land Road Trail, so more care is required. Admission is 500 yen are visiting shirataniunsuikyo in advance, with a discount ticket 300 yen.
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  • August 14, 2017
    On the day before went to the Jomon sugi trekking. Anyway when in a desperate and Yaku Cedar that failed too. Compared it with this compact and are governed sights, good value for money. I think children go from here if you are elderly people.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We hiked up to Tachu Dake on the same day as our plane departure, so to add a level of security to our day we hired a hilarious, delightful guide from YesYakushima to take us up here. He picked us up ...  more »

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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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