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Yakushima is a fascinating island that belongs to Kagoshima prefecture. Join this 2-day trek to discover its beauty!
This subtropical island in south-west Japan is one of the most rainy and wet places in the whole country. Because of that, the landscape is a mixture of green mountains and deep mossy forests.
On this 2-day hiking trip we’ll visit two wonderful natural areas in Yakushima:
One of the main attractions of the Island are its ancient cedar trees with more than 1000 years of existence, which are known as Yakusugi. You can admire them on this half-day trip. Depending on the hiking trail we choose, we can walk there between 3 to 6 hours.
A magical natural park on a mossy forest. It’s known for being the inspiration for the famous animation film “Princess Mononoke”, by Hayao Miyazaki. We can also choose between a 3-hour trek or a full day trek here.
We’ll decide which place to visit first according to the weather, leaving the best day to visit Shiratani Unsuikyo.
Are you planning a trip to Yakushima? Please contact me and join this 2-day guided trek around some of the most beautiful spots of the Island!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
-Please ask for prices if you are group of 5 or more people.
-Trekking shoes (if you choose longer course)
-Trekking poles (if needed)
-Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants, if you choose longer course)
-Backpack (enough size to carry what you want/need to take with you)
About the Guide
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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