Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, Yakushima-cho

A luscious forest with a network of trails suitable for all abilities, Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley remains accessible yet wild and remote in spirit, containing the majority of the island's ancient cedar trees. Uncover the magical sight of "Moss Forest," where everything is touched by an emerald green hue. Paths are clearly marked in English and numerous trails offer hikes that take between 30 minutes and 5 hours. Wear appropriate footwear, and keep in mind that the trails here vary from ancient paths of the Edo Period, to the paved walkways of the 21st century. Use our Yakushima-cho online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and other attractions in Yakushima-cho.
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  • The trees are fantastic. Old and majestic. But it's the moss that will stay with you when you return home and think of Yakushima. Went on a day tour with Steve of Yes Yakushima and his expert...  more »
  • Incredible and captivating place that became the inspirations for the sceneries in the anime Princess Mononoke. I had fun exploring the mysterious lush greeneries and the big ancient cedars aged...  more »

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