Yakusugi Land Hike

Yakusugi Land is only a 30 minute drive from Anbo up a spectacular road into the interior of the island.  The road offers great views of Aiko Dake, Tachu Dake and there are often macaques sitting by the roadside grooming each other.  If you arrive to Yakushima at midday or leave Yakushima in the afternoon, then a short hike around Yakusugi Land is an ideal way to spend the half day.

Buddha SugiThere are 4 course options: 30 minutes, 50 minutes, 80minutes or 150 minutes.  If you have the time then you can easily make the 150 minute course into a 240 minute walk and truly appreciate the forest scenery around you. The 150 minute course includes several large Yakusugi including; Hahako sugi, Higechoro sugi, Buddha sugi, Tenchu sugi and a large sugi that fell in 1997 – Jamon sugi.  However, the sugi are not the only large trees in this area as the fir and hemlock trees are also an impressive size.

The river crossings along these routes offer some great river scenes as the cobalt waters come rushing down the valley.  During heavy rain the noise is thunderous.  Yakusugi Land is a good area to walk around in the rain as the river crossings are much safer than those at Shiratani Unsuikyo.

Yakusugi LandThe Yakusugi Land area was logged for 350 years and all around the forest we can find evidence of this former industry.  Aside from its natural wealth, this area also has an interesting history.

Yakusugi Land does not get as busy as Shiratani Unsuikyo and yet it is quite easily on a par with Shiratani Unsuikyo in terms of natural beauty.  The general atmosphere at Yakusugi Land is that the forest is more dense than at Shiratani Unsuikyo.

If the sun is shining then taking lunch by the riverside is a most relaxing experience.

1 person: 26,000円  |  2 people: 13,500円  |  3 people: 12,500円  |  4 or more: 11,000円

Included in the guide rate: insurance | transportation

From April 1st 2017 visitors entering the Yakusugi Land forest aged 15 years or over are requested to pay a 500 yen National Park entry fee.  Please make this payment at the National Park entrance on the day of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge will be waivered only if adverse weather prevents the guest from arriving to Yakushima, or adverse weather forces us to cancel the tour.  Under all other circumstances if a the guest cancels a tour then cancellation charges apply.

Cancellation Charges

7 days in advance Free
64 days in advance 30
3 – 2 days in advance 50
1 day or on the day 100