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.




Trip Duration

1 day

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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! 

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    25000 JPY

    Group of 2
    17500 JPY

    Group of 3
    13333 JPY

    Group of 4
    11250 JPY


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Personal Insurance

    Other details

    Meeting point

    5:30 am at Miyano-ura and Ono-aida

    6:00 am at Anbo port

    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



    -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)


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