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Hiking in Kyushu

Explore the lush landscapes of the southernmost island of Japan.

Kyushu is the third largest island in Japan and the most southerly. It’s filled with diverse nature spots and many hiking trails. From vibrant green landscapes and coastal regions to volcanoes and thermal areas, there is a lot to see and do in this part of Japan. 
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Selim

5.00

October, 2018

1-Day Trek Shiratani Unsuikyo Forest, Yakushima

We had a great time with Jun and Aki. They were enthusiastic, organised, they too care of us in terms of food, safety, equipment, etc, and they shared their knowledge about Yakushima nature. The activities were fun. I recommend them. By the way they both had a very good level of English. And Aki even spoke very good French.

Vanessa Lehner

5.00

May, 2018

1 Day Shiratani-Unsuikyo Trekking Tour, Yakushima (private)

Unfortunately, due to illness we were not able to do the trekking tour. But communication with the trekkers has always been uncomplicated. After my cancellation, we stayed in contact with the guide, who even helped me to get a refund. We will definitely do the trekking tour next time we're in Japan.

Chow Michael

5.00

May, 2018

2-day hiking trip in Yakushima Island

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Japan

Yakushima is a treasure trove of natural attractions. From tall mountains to ancient cedar forests and mossy mystical landscapes, there is a lot to explore here.

 

Good to know:

Currency

Yen

Country code

+81

Language

Japanese

Best time to visit

March through November

Weather

The climate is subtropical with hot humid summers and mild humid winters

How to get there

Fly or take the bullet train from Tokyo to Fukuoka City, the largest city in Kyushu

More info about Hiking in Kyushu:

The subtropical island of Yakushima is a must-see. It’s actually the place with the most rainfall in all of Japan, but don’t let that put you off! That rain has led to stunning moss forests and ancient cedar trees that are over thousands of years old. The area is actually a UNESCO world heritage site. It’s also home to Mount Miyanoura which at 1936 meters is the perfect mountain climb. Kagoshima on the coast is another must-see and is home to the active volcano Sakurajima

 

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