Experience the magic of Yakushima with our captivating adventure! Explore ancient cedar forests, enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch, and capture cherished moments with our expert guide. Get ready for an unforgettable journey into the heart of nature!
Experience the untouched beauty of Yakushima with our dedicated local guides, who are passionate about sharing the wonders of the land. As you meander through the ancient Yakusugi cedar forest, you'll find yourself enveloped in nature's embrace, allowing for a moment of tranquil reflection. Whether you're seeking a light stroll or an immersive trek, our paths cater to all. Those looking for a brief escapade can opt for our shorter, 1 to 2-hour route. Here, the forest's whispers beckon, inviting you to take a break by a serene creek with a comforting cup of tea or coffee in hand. And if raindrops start to dance, there's a charm in walking under the soft drizzle, with the forest's canopy and your umbrella shielding you.
For the adventurers yearning for deeper communion with nature, our extended trails guide you further into Yakushima's heart, revealing its secrets. As the morning melds into the afternoon, we ensure your journey is interspersed with other awe-inspiring sights of Yakushima. As the walk kindles your appetite, a meticulously prepared Japanese-style "Bento" lunch awaits, ensuring a taste that matches the visual feast you've indulged in. Your day culminates in not just the sights and tastes but memories that linger. Don't miss out on this authentic Yakushima experience. Secure your spot today, and let us guide you through nature's marvels. Join us and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Morning Pickup Locations & Times
Onoaida Area & Miyanoura Zone: The day begins bright and early at 8:30 AM.
Anbo Seaside: For those near the port, join us a bit later at 9:00 AM.
Your Hotel: If you'd rather wait for us than venture out, no worries. We’ll be right there to greet you at your hotel at 8:30 AM.
As we transition from our pickup points, the adventure truly begins in Yakusugi Land, a cherished natural reserve where time seems to stand still. Here, the grand Yakushima Cedars, or 'yakusugi,' some over a thousand years old, reach up to the skies. These ancient trees, with names that tell tales of their majesty – like the Buddha Sugi, the paired beauty of the Futago Sugi, or the age-old Sennen Sugi – are not just trees but living monuments of nature's persistence and grandeur.
What makes Yakusugi Land an explorer's delight is how it welcomes everyone. Whether you're an avid hiker with miles under your belt or someone who simply wishes to take in the beauty with a gentle walk, the paths here cater to all. Conveniently designed, many of these ancient cedars can be admired after just a short, soul-soothing walk from where our journey begins. Every step you take is an opportunity to connect with nature, and every moment is a chance to make memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. So, come along, and let’s share this unforgettable experience together.
400 yen park entry fee
Lunch featuring Rice Balls, Cooked Burdock, Fried Chicken, and more
A portable toilet per traveler
Personalized tour photos
Trekking shoes (for longer courses)
Trekking poles (if preferred)
Rain gear (jacket and pants for longer routes)
A suitable backpack
Pickup: From Isso to Kurio (Notify us if in Nagata area).
Pickup Times: Onoaida & Miyanoura at 8:30 AM; Anbo (Port) at 9:00 AM (final time confirmed post-booking).
Gear Up: Trekking shoes for longer routes.
Optional: Trekking poles.
Stay Dry: Rain jacket & pants (for extended tours).
Pack Smart: Roomy backpack for essentials.
Food & Drink: Pack a lunch or buy en route; refillable water bottle; energy snacks.
Safety First: We offer limited insurance; consider personal travel insurance for full coverage.
Note: Trekking gear available for rent in Yakushima
Q: What is Yakusugi Land, and what makes it special?
Ans: Yakusugi Land is a pristine nature park renowned for its ancient cedar trees, some exceeding 1,000 years in age. What makes it extraordinary is its accessibility, allowing visitors to get up close to these majestic trees and immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
Q: How do I get to the meeting point for the tour?
Ans: Getting to the tour's meeting point is a breeze. We offer convenient pickup services based on your accommodation's location, whether you're staying in the Onoaida, Miyanoura, or Anbo Port. Once you book, we'll provide you with the exact pickup time for your location.
Q: What should I wear and bring for the tour?
Ans: Dress comfortably for outdoor activities, and consider the weather. If you opt for the longer course, we recommend bringing trekking shoes for better comfort and safety. Additionally, it's advisable to have a rainwear set (jacket and pants) and a suitable-sized backpack to carry your personal belongings during the adventure.
Q: Is lunch included in the tour, and what does it consist of?
Ans: Yes, your tour package includes a delightful Japanese-style "Bento" lunch. This typically features a variety of delicious items, such as Rice Balls, Cooked Burdock, Fried Chicken, Fried Fish Ball, Mackerel, and Rolled Omelets, providing you with a satisfying and authentic culinary experience.
Q: Do I need to have prior trekking experience to join the tour?
Ans: Not at all! Our tours cater to participants of all experience levels. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a beginner, we offer routes designed to accommodate various fitness levels, ensuring that everyone can enjoy and explore the beauty of Yakusugi Land.
Q: What is the duration of the tour?
Ans: The tour duration varies depending on the specific route you choose. Our shorter routes typically span 1-2 hours, while longer treks can extend to a half-day or more, providing you with flexibility to tailor your experience to your preferences.
Q: Can I rent trekking gear if I don't have my own?
Ans: Absolutely! We understand that not everyone comes equipped with trekking gear. That's why we offer rental options for essentials like trekking shoes, poles, and rainwear, ensuring you have the necessary equipment to fully enjoy your adventure.
Q: Is there a restroom available during the tour?
Ans: Yes, we provide the convenience of one portable toilet per person during the tour. This ensures that you can take care of nature's call comfortably while exploring the beauty of Yakusugi Land.
Q: Is travel insurance included in the tour package?
Ans: While we do provide insurance coverage for certain situations during the tour, we recommend obtaining your own travel insurance before your trip to Japan. This additional coverage ensures comprehensive protection throughout your journey.
Q: Can I bring my camera or smartphone to capture photos during the tour?
Ans: Absolutely! Feel free to bring your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning natural beauty of Yakusugi Land. Additionally, our knowledgeable guide will capture private tour photos, allowing you to relive your adventure through beautifully documented moments.
A cancellation penalty of 20% applies if you cancel within 15 days of the start time.
A cancellation penalty of 50% applies if you cancel within 5 days of the start time.
The booking is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 days of the start time.
Pickup time depends on location:
Onoaida area: 8:30AM
Miyanoura area: 8:30AM
Anbo (Port): 9:00AM
Or At your hotel : 8:30AM
It is a nature park populated by a number of yakusugi (1000+ year old Yakushima Cedars), such as the Buddha sugi, Futago(twins) sugi and Sennen (a thousand year) sugi, along with a series of well developed trails that lead through them.