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Yakusugi Land, Yakushima-cho

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National Park · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Went on this nice hike with Steve from YES tours. It was amazing. Steve has amazing knowledge of the area and awesome guide. Hike is tough at certain locations but very enjoyable. On the day I went... 
    Went on this nice hike with Steve from YES tours. It was amazing. Steve has amazing knowledge of the area and awesome guide. Hike is tough at certain locations but very enjoyable. On the day I went...  more »
  • Beautiful cedar forests with some nice, well maintained trails, and a few trees to be found (with relatively easy access) that are over 2000 years old. Stunning all around, with trees and waterfalls....  more
    Beautiful cedar forests with some nice, well maintained trails, and a few trees to be found (with relatively easy access) that are over 2000 years old. Stunning all around, with trees and waterfalls....  more »
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  • An amazing place to hike. The longest path was about 3 miles. The first mile is very easy path, then it gets to more ladders and river/creek crossings. The name of this place made it seem cheap, like some amusement park. Don’t be fooled: this place is lovely with a very well done hiking trail through some major, old cedars. Plan for a very wet hike. Lots of rain fall. You need a legit hiking boot 🥾 for these trails but any person in reasonable shape could make the hike.
  • Absolutely beautiful and with far fewer people than Shiratani Unsuikyo (a bit harder to get to though). The shorter trails are fantastic and have wooden walkways so are pretty easy to traverse. The longer trails are over rocks, roots, and some fairly steep ascents but they’re worth the effort.

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