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