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  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

  • 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

  • star rating  Yakushima was an amazing place to visit, I do not think however, that it would have be nearly as incredible if we did not have Steve as our guide.... read more

  • star rating  My husband and I arrived in Yakushima excited to start our adventure. As we walked around trying to rent a car, we were continually turned down. After the 6th rejection,... read more

  • star rating  YES! Yakushima made our journey memorable and easy. Travelling as a foreigner in Yakushima is not easy especially if you don't speak Japanese. By remotely booking our reservations and accommodating... read more

    janani s
  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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

  • star rating  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


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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