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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4200, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 72-423-4371
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Trekking Tour of Shiratani-Unsuikyo
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Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4200, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 72-423-4371

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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first must walk trail in Yakushima!! The forest with different types of ferns has created a stunning view that you would never forget.

Thank Rashaun34
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I didn't do the full long hike (wish I would have), but the shorter hike was still nice. I would definitely go to Yakusugi Land (150 minute) instead if I had to choose though.

Thank sanfrankate415
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Did a 7 hour trek in very heavy rain, the guide mentioned it was the heaviest rain fall of the year and we only just manged a couple of crossings,The upside that the creek were flowing in the their glory but photography was difficult .I...More

Thank wanderingkev
Reviewed 17 February 2017

One of the my favourite walks that I have ever done. We did it during winter and the combination of moss and snow was phenomenal.

Thank Georgia N
Reviewed 1 January 2017

...but don't wait too long as yes,you need to be reasonably fit and sure on your feet. Hire a guide and also hiking boots. Then enjoy this pristine natural wonder without worrying about whether you are on the right track. I went with YES Yakushima...More

3  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went on the Shiratani Unsuikyo track around mid November. It was very beautiful and at times breathtaking. We took the shorter course to Taikowa Rock as we were not that experienced at hiking. It was still gorgeous all the way, and the view from...More

Thank Taiakun
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I had great one day for trekking Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. I fell in real real natural world. It is quite different other places in Japan. Don't miss Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley if you visit Yakushima. I would like recommend the tour of YNAC

Thank NgocPhamVan
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Must-go but do take the longest trail for 5-6 hours. Bring good hiking shoes with good grip as the trail is fully covered with moss which can be very slippery sometimes.

Thank skemaskema
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Do this in your early 20s when you're still fearless and full of bounce, preferably with a guide. I tried this the day after I spent 3.5 hours tromping around Yakusugiland in the rain with slippery, worn-out shoes (my bad). In my mid-70s, my legs...More

2  Thank 60726Nicky_11
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The inspiration for the art of Miyazaki in his delightful anime, Princess Mononoke. There is nothing quite like it.

Thank Diane T
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Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it! Ok, so we'll definitely hop on the 07:45 to arrive at 09:45 in Miyanoura. Will there be buses at the Miyanoura port and is there a long wait to hop on one to head to the Shiranti Valley? Also, does anyone know how far this valley is from the airport on the island? We're going to be on the latest flight (16:10) heading back to Kagoshima since we have a later flight to head back to Tokyo. I know we're cutting it close but we don't want to miss this!
26 April 2017|
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Response from Marloes N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a bus leaving Miyanoura port at 10:22, you will be at shiratani Unsuikyo at 10:55. I suggest you either take a taxi there and to the airport to cut some time. I've looked at the time tables of the buses but it's... More
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Which toppy ferry should I take from the Kagoshima port to get to Yakushima? I'm looking at a timetable from Kagoshima port but they have other names that appear to be cities (eg. Miyanoura via Tanegashima; Miyanoura via Ibusuki, Miyanoura via Tanegashima, etc.) Thanks for your help!
26 April 2017|
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Response from Diane T | Reviewed this property |
The most time efficient hydrofoil is the one that leaves at 7:45, as Marloes mentioned. After a brief stop in Ibusuki, it arrives at Miyanoura at 9:45am. You must be at the ferry terminal 30 minutes before departure. You... More
Is it a good time to visit in December?
7 October 2016|
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Response from jumpingjewels | Reviewed this property |
Not sure since I went in March.