trip duration TRIP DURATION
1 day
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


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 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!


Day 1

Trek of Shiratani Unsuikyo

Total walking distance: 3-5 km.

Altitude: 600m-1,050m

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.

Price per person

1 Person25000JPY
Group of 217500JPY
Group of 314000JPY
Group of 412000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

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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.

-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.


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.