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Good place for an overview of cedars, and the local history

A lovely spot (the floor alone is worth a visit to study) for an introduction to the history of the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
lozzie3205
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Melbourne, Australia
Spacious and interesting ....

.... but would have been more interesting with more comprehensive English labelling. There are some... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2015
crookhamcommon
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newbury, berkshire
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28 May 2018
“Good place for an overview of cedars, and the local history”
19 Mar 2018
“Good intro material to the forests, 4 stars if more english”
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2739-343 Anbo, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun 891-4311, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A lovely spot (the floor alone is worth a visit to study) for an introduction to the history of the cedars, the logging industry, the local people, the island and its forests. Great hands on exhibits and a lovely tiny gift/souvenir area.

Thank lozzie3205
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This museum provides a nice intro to the cedars of yakushima where you can lear about the trees themselves and their classification as well as the history of the island and the logging. There is a nice 15 point English audio tour which will give...More

Thank 169justink
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Small museum but very informative. They have little audio guides for people who don't speak or understand Japanese. Lovely insight to a beautiful island. There's a cafe near the museum with good food as well!

Thank marrrmarinah
Reviewed 15 November 2015

.... but would have been more interesting with more comprehensive English labelling. There are some great exhibits, and it is well worth looking around. The building itself is beautiful as well.

Thank crookhamcommon
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Awesome context for why and how this island made the World Heritage site list. High quality private audio guides for in depth review/absorption of the various exhibits. Altogether, this is a wonderful tribute to the story of how humans and nature can coexist.

Thank IneffableTrotter
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Very interesting history of the magnificent Cryptomeria Japonica (Japanese cedar) forests and the incredible conservation on Yakushima

Thank blimit
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Give it an hour plus. Most people comes here only to catch the bus to Arakawa trail entrance, but let's give it a try. It's a good place. The entrance fee is 600 yen (which seems steep for such a small museum). You can see...More

Thank Benjawan S
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Gives the background to Yakushima and the forests. Good English language audio guide Takes about 60-90 minutes

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