Booking a YES Tour means that you not only enjoy a great day out in some of the best spots of Yakushima, but you also learn a great about our island. Since 1993 when Yakushima received recognition as a World Heritage Island of Natural Beauty the focal point of the island has been on its natural environment. While this aspect of the island is obviously important, there is a lot more to Yakushima than its natural wealth. We recommend visitors to take that extra step and book a YES Tour so that you leave our island with a greater understanding of its ecology, history and rich culture. YES Tours are informative and fun as our many previous guests will testify.