Yakusugi Land Tour

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 Aikodake, Tachudake 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 the Yakusugi Land Tour is an ideal way to spend the half day.

There are 4 course options for the Yakusugi Land Tour: 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.

Yakusugi Land

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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.

The 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 having lunch by the riverside is a recommended experience.

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Please check the YES hiking gear recommendations.  If you do not have the correct gear and don`t wish to carry heavy hiking boots on an international flight then YES can arrange hiking gear rental on Yakushima.

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