Hike with Junichi, a local JMGA mountain guide and a National Certified Tour Guide, up to Mt Kuromi and enjoy the panoramic view of Yakushima island!
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Nov, Dec
Join me to enjoy the 360° panoramic view of Yakushima from the summit of Mt Kuromi (1,831m)! The route is slightly easier and shorter than the route up to Mt Miyanoura, which is the highest peak in Yakushima.
Let me guide you through this majestic place, story telling about the history of the island, the local lifestyle, and the diversity of the nature, from the point of view of a local JMGA mountain guide.
Yakushima is one of the islands of Japan, located to the south of Kagoshima, which is at the southern tip of Kyushu island. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is an island with rich nature left in its wild state, and coexisting with small local settlements. It is also known for being the inspiration for the movie “Princess Mononoke” from Studio Ghibli.
Come and experience the wild island of Japan, full of moss green blessed with heavenly showers, an island of botanical treasure and ancient forests..!
Basic fitness level.
Included in Price:-
Guide Fee, breakfast, lunch (Japanese style bento), and insurance
Excluded from Price:-
Gear rental, any transportation cost (flight, ferry to get to the island)
8-9 hours of activity, covering 10km in total distance.
I will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drop you off at the end of the day.
I can be flexible if you would like to combine this tour with other tours in Yakushima and would like to make it a multi-day guided tour. Please contact me if you would need help in arranging hotels and renting gears.
Trekking poles (recommended)
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Day pack and rain cover
Gaiters (optional, but recommended in case of rain or snow)
Softshell jacket or fleece (for winter)
Thermal base layer (for winter)
Snack / Mountain food
There is a variety of accommodation, guest house, hotels in Japanese style, or occidental style, and their price varies.
Pickup service is available at Hotel / Airport / Ferry Port.
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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We had a fantastic guided tour and the guide was very accommodating to our needs, the overall service of the Explore-Share was also very good but i did have problems making the upgrade from one person trip to two person by myself but that was fixed fast via e-mail.
Group of 1
JPY 25774 Each
Group of 2
JPY 20619 Each
Group of 3
JPY 17526 Each
Group of 4
JPY 15464 Each
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