Yakushima Tours & FREE Booking Service

YES! Yakushima


about YES! Yakushima

YES! Yakushima are a tour & booking company based on the World Heritage island of Yakushima.  We began operating in 2012 and are rated by Tripadvisor as the No 1 tour guide company for international visitors to Yakushima.  Our team of guides operate tours ranging from individual visitors and families to tours of more than 100 guests.

In 2019, YES! Yakushima tours were chosen by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) to represent Yakushima in the `100 Amazing Experiences in Japan.` 

Reviews from our past guests will illustrate the incredible difference YES will make to your trip to Yakushima. 

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  • star rating  We cannot recommend Steve enough. He was one of the best guides we have ever engaged. We had a group 10; 6 of which were children, and Steve was a... read more

    MDose
    2021/10/01
  • star rating  Steve was an awesome tour guide and a huge help when some of our travel plans went sideways! He helped translate with the ferry and hotel to make sure we... read more

    Steve C
    2021/09/01
  • star rating  Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! Steve is a wealth of information, awesome guide (became a friend really), better than a local due to the number of years living in this island... read more

    Ramadurai R
    2021/08/12
  • star rating  I had a wonderful time with Steve. We visited Princess Mononoke's forest. It was my dream! But Steve's tour was much more than that. I learned so much about the... read more

    Anna M
    2021/08/01
  • star rating  Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!! Steve is a wealth of information, awesome guide (became a friend really), better than a local due to the number of years living in this island... read more

    Ramadurai R
    2021/08/01
  • star rating  I had a wonderful time with Steve. We visited Princess Mononoke's forest. It was my dream! But Steve's tour was much more than that. I learned so much about the... read more

    Anna M
    2021/07/01
  • star rating  My husband and I booked the Shiratani Unsuikyo tour with two friends over the long weekend and had a wonderful experience. Steve was an outstanding tour guide who delivered... read more

    Y1027VPmichelef
    2021/06/11
  • star rating  My husband and I booked the Shiratani Unsuikyo tour with two friends over the long weekend and had a wonderful experience. Steve was an outstanding tour guide who delivered... read more

    Michele F
    2021/06/10
  • star rating  Traveling to and on Yakushima with YES is highly recommendable! We had wonderful days on the island and Steve was key to this wonderful vacation! He arranged everything for us:... read more

    dennissY2735TT
    2021/05/05
  • star rating  Traveling to and on Yakushima with YES is highly recommendable! We had wonderful days on the island and Steve was key to this wonderful vacation! He arranged everything for us:... read more

    Dennis S
    2021/05/01

 

about Yakushima

Yakushima was nominated as Japan`s first World Heritage Area of Natural Beauty in 1993.  Yakushima is an island of great extremes.  During the winter months the peaks are snow-capped whilst in the south of the island the vegetation is sub-tropical.  At just under 2,000 meters, Yakushima has the highest mountain range in southern Japan.  The island is famed for some of the most ancient living trees on the planet – Yaku sugi – as well as being home to one of the most dense concentration of moss species.  Yakushima has numerous endemic plants, along with an indigenous sub-species of deer and macaque monkeys which easily out-number the human population on the island.

Yakushima is a pristine reminder of what Japan looked like in ancient times and is currently a fine example of how a community can live with respect for their natural environment.

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