People per Guide
Type of Trip
Discover one of the highlights of the island of Yakushima: Yakusugi Land, the home for ancient cedar trees over 1000 years.
In the southwest of Japan, Yakushima stands as an unspoiled paradise: a mountainous deep forest covered with clouds. One of the most easy-access destinations in this island is the natural park of Yakusugi Land.
Here, you can find several hiking trails of different lengths, that will lead you to some of the most impressive cedars in this primeval forest.
This time, I propose to go on a short hiking trip: 1 or 2 hours of hiking in a completely safe environment. Even if it rains, you can take your umbrella and walk under the rain! After this short walk, we can go sightseeing for the rest of the tour day.
However, you can stay longer in the forest if you want to, exploring deeper areas in a wilder hiking trail.
The total length of the tour will be between 3 and 6 hours, depending on your wishes.
If you want to visit the wonderful Yakusugi Land, please get in touch with me! I can help you organize your visit according to your time and the things you want to do.
You can also join me for a guided tour in Shiratani Unsuikyo, another magical destination in the island of Yakushima.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
-Please ask for prices if you are group of 5 or more people.
-Course time: 3-6 hrs (depending on how far and long you would like to explore)
-Distance: 4.5 km for round trip
-Area Altitude 1,000 m-1,200 m
-Trekking shoes (if you choose longer course)
-Trekking poles (if needed)
-Rainwear (a set of jacket and pants, if you choose longer course)
-Backpack (enough size to carry what you want/need to take with you)
About the Guide
I am a JMGA certified hiking guide and a National Certified Tour Guide, living locally in Yakushima since 1998. I have always been passionate about the nature and the outdoors, and have also attended a park ranger school in Canada, where I rediscovered the beauty of the Japanese nature. Upon my return to Japan, I learnt about eco tourism in Yakushima, which is when I packed all my belongings on a van and moved there. Since then, I have been guiding in Yakushima and have attended thousands of visitors up to this day.
Many guests have told me that travelling with a guide is much more secure, informative and fun. The chance to communicate with the true locals is the real charm of the trip. I’ll do my best to make your time in Yakushima memorable and unforgettable!
I look forward to welcoming you and sharing the natural beauty of Yakushima with you, and the Japanese culture itself that is deeply related to its nature.
If I cannot guide the tour then my friend guide Akihiro (http://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/akihiro-wada/) will guide you.