Yakusugi Land, Yakushima-cho

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Explore the ancient, subtropical forests of Yakusugi Land, walking along trails populated by 1,000-year-old cedar trees. The park offers hikes of varying lengths to accommodate visitors with different fitness and time constraints. Ranging from quick 30-minute strolls to longer, more adventurous 2.5-hour trips, the route consists of a single trail with various turn-offs leading back to the starting point, and covers a range of terrain ending at the summit of Tachudake. You can see the ancient trees pretty quickly after leaving the car park, with the first part of the trail consisting of a boardwalk. Less mobile visitors shouldn't be put off the experience, but those planning to complete the hike in full should bring along water, snacks, and sturdy boots. Use our Yakushima-cho day trip app to arrange your visit to Yakusugi Land and other attractions in Yakushima-cho.
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  • What a great moderate hike though ancient trees. Worth the visit for sure. The drive is a little harrowing, but beautiful and completely worth it.  more »
  • Because the altitude is high, the scenery is beautiful, and because the road is narrow on the upper side, it is careful to separate it from the oncoming car. Let's run slowly because yaku monkey and Yakushimaka might be on the road, and there are various courses by time, and i thought that it was hard to choose the course for 50 minutes by the recommendation of the receptionist, but it went around in no time, Because the road was maintained according to the course, I was able to go in light clothes. It was raining, but it was good to have an atmosphere. Let's go to the bathroom before we enter the course.
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  • Fantastic walks through an ancient forest. Most of it is paved. You can go more advanced of you have time (and the right shoes too!). Take your camera.
  • Quite challenging if you take the 4-5 hr course! You definitely need rain gear and hiking boots.
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