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Shiratani-Unsuikyo Trekking Tour, Yakushima


Join a certified mountain guide on this 1-day trekking tour in Yakushima: Shirakawa-Unsuikyo, the place that inspired the anime movie of Princess Mononoke.

Not specified

1 Day

All year


Located in the small and rainy Yakushima Island, Shiratani-Unsuikyo is a magical mossy forest, famous for inspiring Hayao Miyazaki’s anime movie ‘Princess Mononoke’. This 1-day trekking tour is an invitation to traverse this fantastic scenery.

This natural park is definitely a Japanese wonder. It has many hiking trails surrounded by a rich flora, including some very old Japanese cedar trees.

For this trip, I will pick you up at several meeting places: Ono-aida, Anbo port and Miyano-ura port.

Then, we’ll start walking up to Taiko-Iwa. From this rock at 1050 m you’ll enjoy an amazing view of the deep green valley. Besides, you’ll see some of the highest peaks of Yakushima.

Finally, we’ll take the same route to come back. However, if you’d like to stay longer in the forest, we can take another hiking route.

In fact, depending on how long you want to stay in the forest, we can arrange a short half-day trekking or a longer tour. For an easy trekking, we’ll walk about 3 hours in the forest. After that, we can go sightseeing by car for the rest of the day.

Please contact me if you want to explore the magical landscapes of Yakushima’s most popular forest. I will be glad to be your guide there! 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


More info

Lunch is included in the fee, but snacks and drinks are not included. If you do not prepare your lunch by yourself, we can offer our Japanese style Bento. (Rice ball, cooked burdock, fried chicken, fried fish-ball, Mackerel and Rolled omelet.) Please let me know when you reserve the tour. Equipment list:

-Trekking shoes -Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants) -Backpack (recommended with rain cover) -Walking poles (optional) (Above listed gears are available to rent in Yakushima). -Snack -Cap/Hat -Sunglasses -Hard-shell jacket/Soft-shell jacket or fleece -Gloves

Meeting point

7:30 am at Ono-aida 8:00 am at Anbo port 8:30 am at Miyano-ura port

About the guide

What people are saying about Japan Mountain Guides-

Vincent Loos


August, 2019

Fantastic region, perfect guide !


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