Yakusugi Land, Yakushima-cho

4.5
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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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  • There is a course according to physical strength and time, and I think that it is possible to enjoy it regardless of old and young. If it is a climbing mountain course, shoes are moderate, and it is safe even if I usually wear it even if I take it up to the course for 50 minutes. There is a course with 30.50.80.150.210 minutes, and it is a mountain trail for more than 80 minutes. If you walk a lot, you will be moved to see a big cedar. There are a lot of huge trees that much.
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  • If you have no time or no confidence in your physical strength, you can see the mountains of Yakushima in a short time, so i thought that you can choose a course to suit yourself and experience it. Land... But if I had to do it, I would have walked the 150-minute course for 180 minutes( laughs)
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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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