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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  •   Yes! Yakushima not only guided us on an unforgettable forest tour but also helped with everything from booking our accommodation, book and organize car rental, helped to cancel a booked... read more

  •   We booked 2 accomodations and a rental car with YES (It was a last minute booking). Steeve was really helpful. Very fast replies.
    YES website gave us... read more

  •   Our favourite part of our experience with YES was Steve. Truly a Renaissance Man. Knowledgable about Yakushima, history of Japan, flora and fauna, music industry, furniture making, history of time,... read more

  •   We booked Yes Yakushima for two days - one was the Shiratani Unsuiko hike and the other was an island tour. Our guide for the hike was warm, friendly, and... read more

  •   I sought help from YesYakushima for a last-minute car rental booking on the weekend. Steve couldn't have been more helpful. He not only set the booking up for... read more

    Michael M
  •   Steve and YES were extremely helpful, I booked my whole Yakushima stay and activities with them, and it has gone very smoothly and made my stay time on Yakushima worry... read more

  •   Our guide from Yes Yakushima was Steve and he was friendly and knowledgeable. He knows the island really well and he can recommend the right tour to fit your wish.... read more

  •   The team at YES Yakushima was absolutely amazing and made our stay on Yakushima much more enjoyable than if we hadn’t gone through them. They helped us book our hotel... read more

  •   I booked our accommodation, car rental and ferry for Yakushima through Y.E.S. as well as enquiring about transport options. Steve was amazingly responsive and provided concise, thorough and helpful assistance... read more

    David S
  •   We booked our entire trip to Yakushima through Yes Yakushima, and we would do it all over again -- ferry, lodging and car rental. They are very responsive via... read more

    Akiko I


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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