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Kagoshima

Explore Yakushima Island on Foot with a Local Guide

Step into the heart of Yakushima Island on a walking tour with a knowledgeable local. Explore untouched nature, age-old secrets, and breathtaking views. Your unforgettable island journey awaits!

Language
English
Location
Kagoshima
Duration
8h

Unearth the hidden charms of Yakushima Island, a picturesque paradise tucked away in the Kagoshima Prefecture of Kyushu. Dive deep into its verdant landscapes on our full-day walking tour, where every path reveals a new facet of the island's captivating narrative. Guided by a friendly local, you'll tread softly through ancient forests where each tree whispers tales of yesteryears. Being recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site isn’t just a label for Yakushima; it's a testament to its timeless beauty and ecological importance.

The island has a rhythm of its own, reflecting the essence of Japan's profound four-season cycle. As you walk, you'll feel the ebb and flow of nature's pulse, getting a firsthand understanding of the harmonious relationship the local residents share with their land. Their lives, interwoven with the island’s seasons, present a gentle reminder of the beauty of coexisting with nature. If you've ever wanted to escape the daily hustle and truly connect with nature, this tour offers you that rare opportunity. So, why wait? Dive into an adventure where nature and history meld seamlessly. Join us on this enchanting journey, and let Yakushima Island's serene landscapes touch your soul. Secure your spot today, and gift yourself a memory that will last a lifetime.

Tour Highlights

  • Majestic Waterfalls: Feel the power and serenity of nature as you gaze upon a waterfall cascading with vigor.

  • Ancient Yakusugi Cedars: Connect with history as you stand before a cedar that’s been a silent observer for over 3,000 years.

  • Tropical Gajumaru Trees: Walk beneath the expansive canopy of the banyan trees, a vision right out of a tropical dream.

  • Relaxing Onsen Experience: Sink into the warm, healing waters of Yakushima's famed hot-spring and let your worries float away.

Your day, your way! Depending on the prevailing weather and the duration you'd like to spend, we'll customize an itinerary to match your wishes. Though our all-encompassing adventure typically starts at 9 am and concludes around 5 pm, rest assured that flexibility and your enjoyment are our top priorities.

Join us for a day where Yakushima’s treasures unfold, tailored just for you!


Your Starting Points for Adventure

For a hassle-free beginning to your journey, we’ve got several pick-up locations to choose from.

  • Custom Pick Up

  • Anbo Ferry Terminal 

  • JR Hotel Yakushima 

  • Miyanoura Port.

  • Yakushima Iwasaki Hotel 

Select your starting point, and we’ll ensure a punctual pick-up to kick off your experience.

What We Offer You

  • Effortless Transfers with hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Local Insights from an English-speaking professional guide

  • A Savory Lunch to fuel your adventure

  • Safety First with our insurance coverage

  • Captured Moments with private tour photos by your guide

Exclusion

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Expect confirmation within 48 hours of booking based on availability.

  • Sorry, but we're not equipped for wheelchair access.

  • Groups are small and cozy, maxing out at 4 participants.

  • Both paper and electronic vouchers work for us.

  • The tour is relaxed, with no heavy physical demands.

  • We provide limited insurance for unexpected tour events. Consider getting personal travel insurance for your Japan trip.

  • Comfy walking shoes are your best bet.

  • Cancel within 7 days of the event, and it's a 100% fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need to bring on the tour?

Ans: To make the most of your exploration, we recommend bringing along comfortable walking shoes. These will ensure your comfort as you navigate the captivating sights and sounds of Yakushima.

Q: What is the cancellation policy?

Ans: If your plans change, please keep in mind that cancellations made 7 days or less before the event will incur a 100% cancellation fee. We understand that circumstances can shift unexpectedly, so we encourage you to inform us of any changes as soon as possible.

Q: Is the tour suitable for people with mobility issues?

Ans: While our tour is designed to offer gentle and accessible exploration, it's important to note that it's not wheelchair accessible. Our aim is to provide an enjoyable experience for all participants, and we'll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Q: How many people can book together?

Ans: Our focus is on creating an intimate and personalized experience, which is why each booking accommodates a maximum of 4 people. This allows us to offer individual attention and a deeper connection to the sights and stories of Yakushima.

Q: Is lunch provided during the tour?

Ans: Yes, indeed! A delectable lunch is included in the package. We believe that a satisfying meal is essential for a day of exploration and enjoyment.

Q: Is the tour physically demanding?

Ans: You can breathe easy – our tour is curated to provide an immersive experience without requiring strenuous physical activities. This way, you can savor the beauty of Yakushima at a pace that suits you.

Q: How soon will I receive confirmation after booking?

Ans: We're just as excited as you are! Typically, you can expect confirmation within 48 hours of booking, ensuring that all arrangements are in place for your eagerly awaited adventure in Yakushima.

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Itinerary

Pickup (Scheduled at 09:00)
Yakushima

Pickup locations available:

Custom Pick Up / Anbo Ferry Terminal / JR Hotel Yakushima / Miyanoura Port / Yakushima Iwasaki Hotel 

2
Yakushima Island

Would you like to see a splashing giant waterfall, a Yakusugi cedar over 3,000 years old, tropical looking gajumaru (banyan) trees, or bathe in Yakushima’s onsen (hot-spring)? Considering the weather of the day and how much time you have, we can arrange where to go and what to see.

Drop off (Est. 17:00)
Yakushima