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There is a variety of accommodation, guest house, hotels in Japanese style, or occidental style, and their price varies.
Here are a list of hotels that are often chosen by visitors:
-Seaside hotel Yakushima (Miyanoura) http://www.ssh-yakushima.co.jp/
-Yakushima Youth Hostel (Miyanoura) http://www.yakushima-hostel.com/index_en.html
-Yakushia Green Hotel (Anbo) http://www.yakushima-gh.com/
-Guesthouse Manmaru (Anbo) http://manmaru.jimdo.com/yakushima-guesthouse-manmaru-in-english/
-Sankara hotel&spa Yakushima (between Anbo and Onoaida) http://www.sankarahotel-spa.com/en/
-Shikinoyado Yakushima (Onoaida) http://www.h3.dion.ne.jp/~yasuakim/english.html
-JR Hotel Yakushima (Onoaida) http://www.jrk-hotels.co.jp/en/Yakushima/
-Yakushima Iwasaki Hotel (Onoaida) http://yakushima.iwasakihotels.com/en/
-Yakushima South Village (between Onoaida and Kurio) http://www.yakushima-yh.net/
If you are a group of 5 or more people, please ask me for the pricing information!
<strong><u>How to get to Yakushima?</u></strong>
Tokyo-Kagoshima 1h35 by air (JAL / ANA / SKY / Jetstar)
Osaka-Kagoshima 1h10 by air (JAL / ANA / peach)
Osaka-Yakushima 1h30 by air (JAL)
Fukuoka-Kagoshima 2h10 by JR (Shinkansen)
Fukuoka-Yakushima 1h10 by air (JAL)
30min by air (JAL)
2h30 by jetfoil (Toppy / ROCKET)
4h by ferry (YAKUSHIMA 2)
The road to the base of the mountain can be closed during the snow seasons. It will reopen as soon as the snow on the road melts.
It is also possible to rent some of the gears.
<u><strong>An important note:</strong></u>
We all want to preserve the nature and the beauty of Yakushima, and that includes the water that locals use as well. The national park therefore asks all visitors not to urinate freely but to take a portable toilet with you for use when there are no public toilets available. Portable toilets are sold at JPY 550 in Yakushima. I greatly appreciate your understanding, and for respecting the nature of Yakushima and the locals.
I am a JMGA certified hiking guide and a National Certified Tour Guide, living locally in Yakushima since 1998. I have always been passionate about the nature and the outdoors, and have also attended a park ranger school in Canada, where I rediscovered the beauty of the Japanese nature. Upon my return to Japan, I learnt about eco tourism in Yakushima, which is when I packed all my belongings on a van and moved there. Since then, I have been guiding in Yakushima and have attended thousands of visitors up to this day.
Many guests have told me that travelling with a guide is much more secure, informative and fun. The chance to communicate with the true locals is the real charm of the trip. I’ll do my best to make your time in Yakushima memorable and unforgettable!
I look forward to welcoming you and sharing the natural beauty of Yakushima with you, and the Japanese culture itself that is deeply related to its nature.
If I cannot guide the tour then my friend guide Akihiro (http://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/akihiro-wada/) will guide you.
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