about YES! Yakushima

Welcome to YES! Yakushima's English Service

The only Yakushima English information site you will need!

YES offers a range of guided tours English & French and a free booking service to help you arrange your accommodation, activities, rental goods and much more.  We also have travel, transport and tourism related information that will help you have an unforgettable trip to this unique World Heritage Island paradise.

The island of Yakushima is off the beaten track, stunningly beautiful and one of the most un-spoilt and pristine environments you can visit in Japan.  The only downside is that it's not always the easiest place to get around if you can't speak or read Japanese.  This is where YES! Yakushima step in….

YES! Yakushima is a small company based on Yakushima. Our aim is to help make Yakushima more accessible to international visitors by offering up-to-date Yakushima-related tourist information in English. We want to help international travellers access all the great services here and that's why we offer a FREE YES Yakushima booking service. We also aim to fully support our island and so by booking with YES Yakushima then ALL of your booking fee enters our local economy and helps our island.  We hope that these two reasons alone are enough to convince you that booking with YES Yakushima is the right choice.


When you contact YES for a booking enquiry then we ask guests NOT to make bookings with other organizations as this leads to double bookings and associated problems.  Your enquiry will receive a personal response and we shall aim to find the right accommodation for your budget and activity itinerary on Yakushima.   

Whether it is booking accommodation, an activity an island tour, a hiking guide, rental equipment just click on contact us and mail us your requirements.

We've also got lots of information about Yakushima, how to get here and what you can do here.  Check out Yakushima maps to find out where everywhere is and get printable English maps of the local towns. Find the bus timetable in English on our Yakushima Links.

Check out our information on eating out, shopping and emergency services.

YES can also make getting to Yakushima a little easier by reserving your Toppy & Rocket hydro-foil tickets.  This hydro-foil reservation service is available if you take a YES Guided Tour or book over 40,000 yen of services from the YES Yakushima Services (eg hotel, car rental, activity etc).  Contact YES for more details.

If you only have a few days on Yakushima and would like to see and do as much as possible then YES can design a tour package to suit you.  YES can design tour packages for individuals, families as well as larger groups.  YES tours all include transport, and insurance. Full day tours will also include a Japanese bento (packed lunch).

Finally, we really do encourage visitors to Yakushima to consider a YES tour as these tours reveal so much about this island: its ecology, history and culture.  Booking your YES tour will eave you in no doubt that you have experienced a very special island – see comments from previous guests on our Tripadvisor page.

  Contact YES for more details.