Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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.
-Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants)
-Backpack (recommended with rain cover)
-Trekking poles (optional)
*Gears listed above are available to rent in Yakushima.
-Hard-shell jacket/Soft-shell jacket or fleece
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.
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.
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