Shiratani Unsui Gorge
Take a stroll through the cedar forests for a day hike. There`s a 1,3, and 4 hour course. Google Maps
Another great hiking spot with 4 different courses. There`s a 30 min, 50 min, 80 min, and 150 min course. This hike offers suspension bridges, and observation decks as well. Google Maps
Jomon-sugi (Jomon Cedar Tree)
A 5-6 hr trek to the Jomon-sugi, so if you`re planning on going, be sure to start early in the morning! Google Maps
Senpiro Falls | Toroki Falls
There`s a one hour hike between these waterfalls. Google Maps
Yakushima Kotsu Taxi
Renting A Car
If you`re renting a car, you`ll need an international drivers license.
Toyota Rent-a-car (Miyanoura, Ambo) (03)5954-8020
Nippon Rent a Car (Airport) (03)3485-7196
Taking the Bus
A one day bus pass 2000 yen. A two day bus pass is 3000 yen.
Yakushima Kotsu 0997-46-2221
Matsubanda Kotsu 0997-43-5000
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WHAT TO DO IN YAKUSHIMA
Yakushima is an island in the southern sea. It`s well known for it lucious forests and interesting species that live there. You can fly there or go there by boat! Be sure to bring a raincoat though! Apparently it`s rainy there for the majority of the time. Aside from hiking around the island which there are other activities that you can enjoy there. Rent a car and tour the island, stay at a resort and relax, check out the hot springs!
Check out the turtles that come to Yakushima to lay their eggs from May-July.