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Landmarks · Waterfalls · Canyons
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants. UNESCO-protected areas of primeval temperate forests abounding with Yakushima cedar trees offer a memorable adventure in a photogenic jungle setting. Taking a scenic hike to reach waterfalls amidst lush greenery forms an essential part of any vacation in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, with the island's natural wonders further detailed in a local museum. The mountainous island, which can be reached on an exciting hydrofoil trip, offers local specialty dishes made from flying fish and special oranges unique to the area. Plan your vacation with our Japan online attractions planner and discover the best things to do in Yakushima-cho.
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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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