• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    4 people
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

Why don’t you spend more time on Yakushima Island?

Do you want to relax the whole day walking through forests and have a good night’s rest? Spend more time with Jomon-Sugi? If so, this would be the trekking tour for you!

You have a lot of time in the morning to chill out. Let’s enjoy morning coffees and immerse ourselves in the silence of the deep forest. It will be blissful!

I would like you to experience unique moments on Yakushima Island. At night, you can chat among your friends in front of Jomon-Sugi over a drink(s).

We will descend in the next day morning, after hiking around Takatsuka-no-mori (Takatsuka Forest.)

You could also combine a trek in Shiratani-Unsuikyo, the model of the ancient forest in the film Princess Mononoke, that I offer!

LEVEL: Beginner / Intermediate. You have to be fit enough for a 7-8 hours casual work per day, up 700m in altitude gain

CLIMATE:

People always think Yakushima Island is tropical, but actually, it has four seasons. In winter, we have snow as much as 1m high in front of Jomon-Sugi, around 2m high around the summit of Miyanoura.

In spring, it rains a lot and we can enjoy beautiful fresh green of the mountain range. In summer, if the condition allows we can take a dip in a river. In autumn, the weather tends to be stable and so is good for trekking. Thus, we can enjoy the changing seasons of Japan in Yakushima.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at the hotel you are staying (between Miyano-ura village and Ono-aida village). Around 8:00 am, we will start from Arakawa Mountain Climb entrance (600m). And we will walk through Ookabu Walk (900m) to head to Takatsuka Mountain Hut (1,300m). Estimating arrival time at Hut will be 3:00 pm. Stay overnight at Takatsuka Hut.

Day 2: Descent back to Arakawa Mountain Climb entrance. We will be back around 4:00 pm.

*Total walking distance: 22km in 2 days.

*I recommend you to stay in hotels around in Anbo area on the day before the tour, as it is more convenient to meet early in the morning on the day of the tour. There are some areas where I won’t be able to pick you up from, so please get in touch with me with your accommodation details before booking the trip.

PRICE:

1 person – JPY 45,000 per person

2 person – JPY 32,000 per person

3 person – JPY 26,000 per person

4 person – JPY 24,000 per person

Included in Price:-

Guide Fee, Insurance, 3 meals (Day 1: dinner, Day 2: Breakfast & Lunch), Tax

Excluded from Price:-

Accommodation fee, Shuttle Bus fee (JPY 1,740 per person)

KIT LIST:

– Meals (Day 1: Breakfast & Lunch)
(*Day 1: Dinner, Day 2: Breakfast & Lunch will be provided.)
– Drink (500ml)
– Rain wear
– Snacks (candy, chocolate, etc.)
– Sleeping bag
– Sleeping mat
– Head lamp or Flashlight
– Changing clothes (inner T-shirt, socks, etc.)
– Backpack & Rain cover
– Comfortable clothes for trekking (e.g. long pants, but no jeans)
(*It depends on weather, please ask in advance if you have question.)

Payment:

Full payment needs to be made by cash. Credit card is not acceptable.

Disclaimer:

For the safety and comfort of participants, please let me know in advance if you have a chronic disease or undergone a major procedure. (I will keep this info confidential). Expectant mothers should not be participating in this tour.

Cancellation Policy:

I ask for a Cancellation Fee in case of last minute cancellations, except for flight / Boat cancellation due to bad weather or accidents:

For cancellation 2-5 days before the trip – 30% of Trip Price

For cancellation on the day before the trip – 50% of Trip Price

For cancellation on the day of the trip – 100% of Trip Price

Price per person

1 Person45000JPY
Group of 232000JPY
Group of 326000JPY
Group of 424000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip

Other details

Accommodation

I recommend you to stay hotels around in Anbou area on the day before the tour. It is convenient for meeting on early morning on the day of tour. There are some areas where I won't be able to pick you up from, so please get in touch with me with your accommodation details before booking the trip.