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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  • Absolute must visit. Stunning lush green cedar tree forest, with many trees over 1000 years old. There are 5 trails, each different length and difficulty level. It is all well signposted, so impossibl...  more »
  • It was forecast to be heavy rain in the afternoon, so I went out around 8 o'clock to go in the early morning of the drizzle, but i was very afraid of driving in the morning fog even if the rain was not terrible. The heavy rain on the way back was still better in view. If you're not confident in driving, you might want to go on a tour. Even so, Yakusguiland is a great place to stay. Even an elderly mother who is worried about her leg strength was paved for 30 minutes and 50 minutes, so I was able to walk in the rain without slipping without trekking shoes. Still, there is a light up-and-down (the step of the stairs is one step higher than the general stairs, so it is easy to climb up and down), the elderly people who have weak leg strength, I think that it is better to train a little by stairs up and down before the trip. You can enjoy the feeling of Yakushima's mossy forest in Yakugi Land. I want to walk on the 80-minute course facing Sawa this time.
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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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