Every year from May - August, the loggerhead turtle and green turtle make thier way to Yakushima to lay eggs. One of the places they go to is Inakahama beach. If you`d like to see these turtles, you can join a turtle-watching tour. Visiting the beach at night is prohibited during this season as it may disturb the creatures.
For turtle tours check out Yes! Yakushima or visit their website
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.