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Yakusugi Land, Yakushima-cho

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National Park · Hiking Trail
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...  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 »
  • Picturesque walking tracks which are a 30 minutes drive from Ando Port. Costs 500 yen to enter or 300 yen with discount ticket from other walking track. There are different walks with the 50 minute walk being interesting and not too strenuous. This is an easier track than the other walks near Miyaniura
  • Amazing natural beauty that is the main reason for many to visit Yakushima. Worth the trip and wish I spent longer here

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