Discover Yakushima


The subtropical island of Yakushima famous for its wildlife and cedar forests. The oldest trees are said to be over 7000 years old. This particular tree, called Jomonsugi, was discovered only about 70 years ago as the island was not well explored due to its thick vegetation. The Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine is a lush green forest that inspired the Studio Ghibli for Princess Mononoke. The island receives a lot of rain each year which created such lush environment. The local joke that it rains 32 days a month!

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Tours that Visit Yakushima:

Land of Fire Tour - 15 days

Visits to grand temples and shrines will be balanced with a visit to Asuka, Japan's first permanent capital.

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Best of Kyushu - 13 days

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