Yakusugi Land, 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 Yakushima-cho day trip app to arrange your visit to Yakusugi Land and other attractions in Yakushima-cho.
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  • Beautiful cedar forests with some nice, well maintained trails, and a few trees to be found (with relatively easy access) that are over 2000 years old. Stunning all around, with trees and waterfalls....  more »
  • This is why people come to Yakushima and is the easiest way to gain altitude. The bus is the best way to climb up to Yakusugi Land. Bring umbrellas or ponchos, as the weather can change in an...  more »
  • Absolute must visit. Stunning lush green cedar tree forest, with many trees over 1000 years old. There are 5 trails, each different length and difficulty level. It is all well signposted, so...  more »
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  • Fantastic walks through an ancient forest. Most of it is paved. You can go more advanced of you have time (and the right shoes too!). Take your camera.
  • Quite challenging if you take the 4-5 hr course! You definitely need rain gear and hiking boots.
  • Awesome place. We chose the longest route without any trekking equipment and it was raining. Did not regret the decission. The pathways are more challenging than the ones in the "princess mononoke forest" (forgot the name^^)
  • Trail with nice scenery of vegetation s and ancient trees. It an easy trail too for most hikers.
  • I personally like theYakusugi Land more than the Shirakawa. Several paths to choose. It gives you good feelings walking in the forest and wam appreciation toward the nature.
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