• 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 per person

1 Person49000JPY
Group of 239000JPY
Group of 335000JPY
Group of 432000JPY

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.