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Yakushima-cho

3.8
Landmarks · Waterfalls · Canyons
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants. UNESCO-protected areas of primeval temperate forests abounding with Yakushima cedar trees offer a memorable adventure in a photogenic jungle setting. Taking a scenic hike to reach waterfalls amidst lush greenery forms an essential part of any vacation in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, with the island's natural wonders further detailed in a local museum. The mountainous island, which can be reached on an exciting hydrofoil trip, offers local specialty dishes made from flying fish and special oranges unique to the area. Our Japan trip itinerary planning app combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Yakushima-cho

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National Park
Yakusugi Land
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Canyon
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
Waterfall
Oko no Taki Fall
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Wilson Stump
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Yakushima-cho

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Waterfall
Sempiro Falls
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Mountain
Mt. Miyanouradake
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Waterfall
Toroki Falls
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Waterfall
Janokuchinotaki Falls
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Beaches in Yakushima-cho

Beach
Nagata Inakahama
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Beach
Isso Beach
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Harutahama Beach
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Beach
Tashiro Beach
1.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Yakushima-cho

Landmark
Diosugi
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
World heritage site
The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center
1.5
Duration: 1 hour
Valley
Yoggo Valley
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Landmark
Nakama Gajumaru
2.9
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Yakushima-cho

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Lighthouse
Yakushima Lighthouse (Nagata Lighthouse)
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Yaku Shrine
3.1
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Ushidokomoisho Yakushima
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Ruin
Ruins of Kosugidani Village
2.8
Duration: 1 hour

Wildlife in Yakushima-cho

Wildlife Area
Anbo River
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Wildlife Area
Sandaisugi
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Wildlife Area
Okinasugi
2.6
Duration: 1 hour

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