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1-day trekking at Mount Tachu, Yakushima


Join a certified mountain guide on this 1-day trekking in the ancient forest of Mount Tachu, a beautiful natural region in Yakushima Island.

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1 Day

All year


Join me for this 1-day trekking tour in Mount Tachu, one of the most entertaining trails in Yakushima!

Yakushima Island is a very popular destination for those who want to have wonderful experiences in nature. However, this tour around Mount Tachu it is not very crowded with people yet. That’s why I recommend it as a great choice to trek in Yakushima, enjoying the mountains and discovering its beautiful ancient forest.

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

From Anbo Village, we’ll move to the entrance of Yakusugi Land (1000 m), the starting point of our trekking.

Yakusugi Land is a natural park full of Yakusugi, giant cedar trees that have many years old. In fact, walking over Arakawa Bridge, you will see many of this unique trees like Budda-sugi, Mitsune(three roots)-sugi and Hahako(mother and child)-sugi.

Then, around the area of Choro(elder)-sugi, we can refile our bottle with fresh water.

Our goal in this journey will be Mt. Tachu (1,497 m). Once we arrive to the giant rock Tenchu-seki (Heaven reaching rock), we’ll enjoy a breathtaking view.

Finally, after taking a break, we’ll return to the forest’s entrance by walking through the same route.

The total length of this walking tour will be of between 8 and 9 hours.

Are you planning to visit Yakushima? Then you can’t miss this special tour around Mt Tachu’s ancient forest! Please contact me if you are interested in this trip. I will be happy to take you there! 


More info

Lunch is included in the fee, but snacks and drink are not included. If you do not prepare your lunch by yourself, I can offer a 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 -Trekking poles (if needed) -Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants) -Backpack (recommended with rain cover) -Gaiters (optional in case of rain or snow) (Above listed gears are available for rent in Yakushima). -Snack or energy bar -Cap/Hat -Sunglasses -Hard-shell jacket/Soft-shell jacket or fleece -Gloves (for rope-climbing at some parts) -Light jacket (soft-shell or fleece) -Thermal underwear (in wintertime) -Water bottle (water can be refilled on the way)

Meeting point

5:30 am at Miyano-ura and Ono-aida 6:00 am at Anbo port

About the guide

What people are saying about Japan Mountain Guides-

Vincent Loos


August, 2019

Fantastic region, perfect guide !

Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 25774 Each

Group of 2

JPY 18042 Each

Group of 3

JPY 13746 Each

Group of 4

JPY 11598 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance



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