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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! 

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance


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 !



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