trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
4 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Apr, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


I invite you to a hiking trip in the Japanese island of Yakushima, that will take you to the summit of Mount Miyanoura (1936 m).

After an intense vertical journey through different kinds of forests, we’ll reach the top of this peak, which is the highest mountain in Yakushima.

Once there, we’ll enjoy some beautiful panoramic views of this subtropical region, which is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

On the way back, we’ll visit Jomon Sugi, the largest and oldest cedar tree in this forest.

During this trip, we’ll be walking between 8 and 10 hours a day. I recommend it for those who have good health and a strong body, as well as physical and mental self-confidence.

By the way, you should consider we’ll be staying in an wild area.

For further information, you can find the complete program for this trip below.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this hiking trip to Mount Miyanoura. I would really like to take you to the deep ancient forest and have an unforgettable camping experience.

I am an JMGA hiking guide living in Yakushima for eight years. I’ll be glad to show you this beautiful place.


Day 1

Hike to Mount Miyanoura

I will pick you up at several meeting places (4:00 am at Ono-aida and Miyano-ura, 4:30 am at Anbo port).

Then, we’ll start from Yodogawa entrance and climb over Mt. Miyanoura (1,936 m), the highest peak of Yakushima.

If we are lucky, a 360° panoramic view from the top of the island will welcome us!

Then, we’ll spend a night in Shin-Takatsuka hut (1,550 m). You can sleep in a tent outside of the hut if the weather is good.

Day 2

Let's meet Jyomon-sugi !

We will descent towards Arakawa entrance (exit).

On the way, we will see the most famous elder cedar tree, Jomon-sugi. And at the biggest tree stump, we can step in and check how it is like to be inside the stump!

Then, we’ll walk back on the old rail road to Arakawa.

Usually, the tour finishes around 3:00 pm.

Price per person

1 Person28000JPY
Group of 222000JPY
Group of 318000JPY
Group of 415000JPY

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Personal Insurance

Other details

Meeting point

4:00 am at Ono-aida and Miyano-ura
4:30 am at Anbo port


Shin-Takatsuka hut (1,550m) or you can sleep in tent outside of hut.

More info


Trekking shoes
Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants)
Backpack (at least 40L)
Head lamp
Sleeping bag and Rolled mattress
Trekking poles (optional)
Gaiters (optional in case of rain or snow)
*Above listed gears are available to rent in Yakushima.
Sun glasses
Gloves (for rope-climbing at some parts)
Down jacket (it gets cold in the mountain after the sunset)
Soft-shell or fleece (in wintertime)
Thermal underwear (in wintertime)
Snack (or Energy Bar)
Sun screen

Total walking distance:

Day 1: 11.5 km
Day 2: 13 km


Day 1: 1,300 m-1,936 m-1,550 m (Shin-Takatsuka hut)
Day 2: 1,550 m-600 m


If the tour is cancelled due to the weather condition, no cancellation fee will be charged.
Also, if the weather doesn’t allow your requested tour though you are already in Yakushima, our guides will propose another activity to make up your stay here.

Otherwise, cancellation within 7 days of the reserved tour date will be charged the full amount of the tour price.