Posts by Steve

Seaside Hotel – Miyanoura

Seaside Hotel is ideally located near to the Miyanoura Port with great ocean views.  You can be at the hotel...

Stay somewhere special!

If you are planning a trip to Yakushima what could be better after a hard day's hiking than treating yourself to some...

Activity guide companies

Activity guide companies

Here are a few of the guide companies we use  

Cottage Hana Mana – Mugio

Cottage Hana Mana is in a peaceful and secluded setting in Mugio (麦生) and is over-looked by Mt Mocchomu in...

Minshuku Yakusugi Sou (民宿やくすぎ荘) – Miyanoura

Minshuku Yakusugi Sou is situated on the banks of the Miyanoura River and is 20 minute or a short drive...

Minshuku Friend – Miyanoura

Friend (ふれんど) in Miyanoura (宮之浦) is conveniently located in the center of Miyanoura about a 15 minute walk from the...

Views Cottage – Koshima

Views Cottage in Koshima (小島) opened in 2013.  The cottage is located in the very south of the island on...

Cottage Davis – Mugio

    Cottage Davis in Mugio opened in 2013.  The owners ran a restaurant and wine cellar in Tokyo for 15...

YNAC Cafe – Miyanoura

YNAC Cafe is situated on the main street in Miyanoura. Offering a cheap and filling tasty bowl of udon at...

Yakushima Vita Kitchen – Mugio

Yakushima Vita Kitchen (Y-Vita)  is located along the main road in Mugio (麦生) on the right hand side if you...

Yaedake Honkan Minshuku (民宿八重岳本館) – Miyanoura

Yaedake Honkan Minshuku (民宿八重岳本館) is located in a central Miyanoura and is a 15 minute walk from the port.  The...

Soyotei (送陽邸) – Nagata

The family-run Soyotei ryokan is a 60-minute drive from Yakushima Airport and a 40-minute drive from Miyanoura Port.  It is only...

Soyotei (送陽邸) – Nagata-upgrade

The building that is now Soyotei was built over 100 years ago.  80 years after its construction, the entire building...

Guesthouse Yakushima – Mugio

Guesthouse Yakushima opened in January 2014.  It offers a brand new, purpose built hostel-type accommodation.  The Guesthouse Yakushima aim is...

Sen no Ie (仙の家) – Miyanoura

  Sen no Ie (仙の家) is ideally situated on the banks of the Miyanoura River.  The cottages are also near...

Yaedake Sanso Lodge (八重岳山荘ロッジ) – Miyanoura

Yaedake Sanso Lodge (八重岳山荘ロッジ) is set in the forest about 2km out of Miyanoura.  The location is ideal for those...

Tashiro Bekkan (田代別館) – Miyanoura

Tashiro Bekkan (田代別館) is ideally situated on the banks of the Miyanoura River.  The Tashiro family began their hotel business...

Iyashi no Minshuku Tonton (いやしの民宿とんとん) – Haro

  Iysahi no Minshuku Tonton  (いやしの民宿とんとん) is situated in the south east of the island in a village called Haro...

Baba Suisan Ltd (馬場水産) – Isso

Baba Suisan Ltd (馬場水産) is situated in Isso in the very north of Yakushima.  The fish processing plant was established...

Umi no Cottage Tida (海の胡汀路てぃーだ) – Yudomari

Umi no Cottage Tida  (海の胡汀路てぃーだ) is situated in the south of the island close to the Yudomari seaside onsen.  The...

Yakushima Outdoor Guide System – Anbo

Yakushima Outdoor Guide System offer a range of outdoor activities including river kayaking, shower climbing/canyoning, snorkeling and mountain guides.  Full...

Yakushima Fruit Garden – Nakama

Situated above the village of Nakama is the extensive fruit garden of Mr Iwakawa, otherwise known as the Yakushima Fruit...

Shinpachino Kama (新八野窯) – Hirauchi

  Shinpachino Kama (新八野窯) is situated in the very south of Yakushima in Hirauchi.  Shinpachino Kama use a traditional wood-fired...

Matsubanda Rent A Car – Koseda

Matsubanda Rent-A-Car is located very close to Yakushima Airport (a 1min walk).  They have a wide range of vehicles from...

St Pote (散歩亭) – Anbo

St Pote (散歩亭)  is a popular riverside bar and restaurant located in Anbo with beautiful riverside views. Meals or drinks...

Jiiji Ya (じいじ家) – Anbo

Jiiji Ya (じいじ家)  is located by the old bridge in Anbo on the northside of the river.  If you stay...

Mori no Fairy Cottage (コテージ森のフェアリー) – Mugio

  Mori no Fairy Cottage (コテージ森のフェアリー) is in the south eastern area of Yakushima in between Anbo and Onoaida.  Four...

La Isla Tasse – Anbo

  La Isla Tasse sits overlooking the Anbo River with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.  In fine weather breakfast...

Yakushima 2 Ferry Passenger Boarding Paper

Yakushima 2 Ferry Passenger Boarding Paper

Before you buy your ferry ticket, you first need to fill in this paper with the names of everyone you...

Woodshop Kikori – Anbo

  Woodshop Kikori is a few minutes drive south of Anbo on the main road towards Onoaida.  The owner is...