2-day hiking trip in Yakushima Island

Explore the ancient forest of Yakusugi Land and the natural park Shiratani Unsuikyo, in Yakushima Island on this 2-day trip with Akihiro, JMGA guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    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:

    Yakusugi Land 

    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.

    Shiratani Unsuikyo

    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!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    50000 JPY

    Group of 2
    35000 JPY

    Group of 3
    26668 JPY

    Group of 4
    22500 JPY

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Personal Insurance
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    I can pick you up (from Miyanoura port, Koseda airport, Anbo port, Onoaida or Kurio)

    More info

    -Please ask for prices if you are group of 5 or more people.

    Equipment:

    -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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