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Yakushima is a circular island about 130km circumferene approximately 60km southwest of Cape Sata at Kyushu's southernmost tip. Having mysterious virgin forests and a diverse range of peculiar ecosystems, is referred to as the Galapagos of East Asia. You can enjoy various eco-tours in the nature's treasure trove.


Directions to Yakushima

Directions to Yakushima Tour Buses in Yakushima
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Guide Map

a  Yakusugi Ceder Land


You can casually explore the virgin forest of Yakushima with the 1,000-year old Yaku cedars. You may encounter wild animals such as deer and monkeys. There are four courses to choose from according to your time and stamina.

b  Mt. Miyanoura


The highest mountain (1,935m) in Kyushu stands proud in the center of Yakushima and is called the Alps on the Ocean.

c  Jomonsugi Cedar


The largest confirmed Yaku cedar is 25.3m tall and 16.4m round.

d  Senpironotaki Falls


The great Falls streams down from a giant sheet of 400×200m granite.

e  Okonotaki Falls


The tallest Falls in South Kyushu with an 88m drop.

f  Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine


The Ravine became famous overnight as Hayao Miyazaki used it as the backdrop for the animated film "Princess Mononoke". It is a mysterious ravine formed by moss that densely covers the rocks, trees, and the overflowing pure stream. There are strange looking trees dotted along the trails in the virgin forest, making you feel like you have wondered into a wonderland.

When you go Yakushima by high speed vessel, why don't you take from Ibusuki Port!?  

The fare will be cheaper and you won't miss the chance to take natural sand bath at the only place in the world!

1 hour 45min. from Kagoshima Honko port, 1 hour 15min. from Ibusuki Port to Yakushima Miyanoura Port by high speed vessel.

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