World of Green, Shiratani Unsuikyo This is a tour to introduce you to the mossy wonderland. Shiratani-Unsuikyo is known as being the model of the beautiful mossy forest in the animation film "Princess Mononoke"(1997). Japanese tourists also really love to be a part of this fantastic and mystique scenery. Depending on how long you would like
This is a tour to introduce you to the mossy wonderland.
Shiratani-Unsuikyo is known as being the model of the beautiful mossy forest in the animation film “Princess Mononoke“(1997). Japanese tourists also really love to be a part of this fantastic and mystique scenery.
Depending on how long you would like to explore the forest, we can arrange a long one day trek or short half day trek.
For those in search of a more relaxed itinerary, we can trek for about 3 hours in the forest, and then I can drive you around the island for sightseeing afterwards too!
Let me guide you and help you fully enjoy this beautiful island, that is Yakushima. I am very happy guiding in English and would love to share the local stories and cultures with you!
If the tour is cancelled due to the weather condition, no cancellation fee will be charged. Also, if the weather doesn’t allow your requested tour though you are already in Yakushima, our guides will propose another activity to make up your stay here. Otherwise, cancellation within 7 days of the reserved tour date will be charged the full amount of the tour price.
Kit List: -Trekking shoes -Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants) -Backpack (recommended with rain cover) -Trekking poles (optional) *Gears listed above are available to rent in Yakushima. -Snack -Cap/Hat -Sunglasses -Hard-shell jacket/Soft-shell jacket or fleece -Gloves Lunch is included in the price: If you do not prepare your lunch by yourself, we can offer our Japanese style Bento. (Rice ball, cooked burdock, fried chicken, fried fish-ball, Mackerel and Rolled omelet.) Please let us know when you reserve the tour.
Total walking distance: 3-5 km.
I can pick you up at several meeting places (7:30 am at Ono-aida, 8:00 am at Anbo port and 8:30 am at Miyano-ura port). We will walk up to Taiko-Iwa (Drum Stone: 1,050m), from which, you can enjoy the magnificent view of both the broad deep green valley and the highest peaks of Yakushima. We take the same route to return, but if you would like to stay longer in the forest, we can take another route.
I am a JMGA hiking guide as well as National Certified Tour Guide, a nationally recognised qualification to guide foreigners in foreign language.
I was born and raised in Kanagawa prefecture until I travelled to the US where I attended community college and a university in Seattle, in Washington, to study American and English literatures. During my student years abroad, I went backpacking all over Europe, and have also stayed in a farm in France, as well as studied at a French university in Nantes as a part of a university exchange programme.
Fate took me to Yakushima during my bicycle journey from Tokyo to Kagoshima, where I was recommended to visit Yakushima and never left. Since then, I have been tour guiding and mountain guiding in the island that I love for 8 years.
My wish is for visitors to be able to see, feel and understand the beauty of Yakushima through the tours that I provide.
Nice and kind is what I will be to you guest, and would you please be so to Yakushima.
In case I am unavailable on the day, my mountain guide friend Junichi (http://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/junichi-aida/) may guide you.
Have any doubts? Talk directly with an Explore Share assistant.
The Concierge service is a great tool for when you still haven't decided what kind of Adventure you're looking for and you're open to suggestions
Group of 1
|JPY 25774 each|
Group of 2
|JPY 18042 each|
Group of 3
|JPY 15464 each|
Group of 4
|JPY 13403 each|
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• Guiding fee
• Permit and entrance fees
• Personal Insurance
• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.