Yakushima Island 屋久島

  • Published on : 30/11/2019
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Hiking in Yakushima

Subtropical and rainy, Yakushima is home to a special vegetation that attracts hikers: thousands-of-years-old cedars, thought to be the oldest trees in the country and the inspiration for the forest in Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki. Discover this amazing island.

The Hiking Routes of Yakushima

Yakushima is primarily for hikers and lovers of the wilderness (a rarity in Japan...) and part of its botanical heritage is classified by Unesco: its famous giant cedars, nicknamed yakusugi (Yakushima and sugi, cedar).

The shortest path to admire them: Yakusugi Land, a protected forest accessible via an easy and marked trail, declined in several forms (30 min to 3 hrs routes - 300 yen, 9am - 5pm., access by bus from Anbo).

Yakushima

Yakushima

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Yakushima

Yakushima

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