Two Day Guided Jomon Cedar and Shiratani Unsuikyo Yakushima Private Hiking Tour, Yakushima tours & activities, fun things to do in Yakushima | VELTRA

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Two Day Guided Jomon Cedar and Shiratani Unsuikyo Yakushima Private Hiking Tour


Hike both the Shiratani Unsuikyo and Jomon Cedar trails over two days with a private guide, for a more relaxed look at the forests of Yakushima.

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With your very own private guide, you don't have to worry about missing anything in the forests of Yakushima. Travelling in a large group can be stressful or make it hard to hear, but with a small group of friends and a guide, you can learn all about the area, flora, and fauna while hiking at the pace that suits you best!

Hike through Shiratani Unsuikyo, and the moss covered forest that inspired the scenery of the movie 'Princess Mononoke', and see the towering Jomon Cedar as well as the famously heart-shaped Wilson's Stump! Keep an eye out for the local deer and monkeys too.
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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location

  • DAY1  
  • 04:30 Pick-up at Select Hotels in Miyanoura and Onoaida
  • 06:00 Shiratani Unsuikyo Entrance
    Stop for breakfast, and restrooms available.
  • 06:35 Ikoi Boulder -> Hiryuu Otoshi Waterfall -> Satsuki Suspension Bridge
  • 06:50 Kusugawa Trekking -> Sansa Road -> Kuguri Cedar
  • 07:20 Shiratani Mountain Hut
  • 07:50 Nanahon Cedar -> Moss Forest
    IMG_2487 This special place in the forest is almost entirely covered in thick green moss, and is said to have been the inspiration for the forest in the Ghibli film 'Princess Mononoke'.
  • 08:20 Tsuji Toge Pass
  • 08:40 Taiko Iwa Boulder
    IMG_2353 The views from the top of this massive rocky outcrop are worth the trek! Gaze over the green expanse of Yakushima, and get back in touch with nature.
  • 09:30 Kusugawa Hanare Trail Entrance
    Following the Edo era logging trail, this is where the road splits. One trail goes to the Jomon Cedar and the other to Shiratani Unsuikyo.
  • 09:40 Bathroom Break
  • 10:05 Sandai Sugi Tree
    One of the largest cedar trees located in Yakushima Island. Its name means '3 generation cedar', as it has been felled twice (the first time over 1000 years ago!) and grown 3 times. It is 38.4m tall and 4.4m around.
  • 11:30 Niou Cedar -> Ookabu Walkway Entrance
  • 12:20 Ancient Felled Cedar
    This tree was 2000 years old when it died, but is now covered with lush greenery.
  • 12:30 Wilson's Stump
    1003384_513235858754255_2089668213_n - コピー Adults can stand comfortably inside the stump of this massive felled tree. Covered in lush vegetation, look up to see the perfect heart shape created when it was cut down.
  • 14:30 Daiou Cedar
    This 'Royal Cedar' is around 3000 years old, and 16 meters around!
  • 14:50 Meoto Cedar Trees
    These two majestic cedar trees intertwine, and look like a couple holding hands.
  • 15:30 Jomon Cedar Tree
    1185635_503266873084487_637607642_n - コピー One of the oldest trees in the world, and the undisputed king of Yakushima's forest. Somewhere between 2000 to 7200 years old, it is named after its resemblance to Jomon pottery.
  • 16:10 Overnight
    Sleep at Takatsuka Mountain Hut or in a tent after dinner. Toilet available.
  • DAY2  
  • 07:30 Takatsuka Hut
    Eat breakfast before setting out for the second day's hike. Toilet available.
  • 08:10 Jomon Cedar Tree
  • 08:50 Meoto Cedar Trees
  • 09:00 Daiou Cedar Tree
  • 09:40 Wilson's Stump
  • 10:10 Ookabu Walkway Entrance
    Toilet available.
  • 11:20 Sandai Sugi Tree
    Stop for lunch at the massive cedar.
  • 12:00 Bathroom Break
  • 12:30 Kusugawa Hanare Trail Entrance
  • 13:00 Kosugidani Elementary School Ruins
  • 14:00 Arakawa Trail Entrance
    Board the shuttle bus for the Yakusugi Museum.
    Toilet available.
  • 15:00 Yakusugi Museum
  • 16:30 Drop-off at Select Hotels in Miyanoura and Onoaida
    • Children under the age of 6 may not participate.
    • Please note that you are required to have all the items included in the rental kit for an overnight stay in the mountains. Guests who do not have the equipment will not be allowed to participate in this tour.
    • The rental kit weighs approximately 3 kg and can be added on your booking for an additional fee.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Trekking clothes and gear
    • Rain gear
    • Hiking shoes
    • Backpack
    • Drinks (water or sports drinks, at least 500 ml)
    • Please bring breakfast and lunch for the first day.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Change of clothing
    • head lamp
Requirement(s) - Others
    • There is a shuttle bus from Arakawa Trail Entrance on the second day.The shuttle bus fee is 700 JPY (one way) with 2000 JPY (Yakushima environmental fee) and 500 JPY (Shiratani Unsuikyo environmental fee) which must be paid onsite.
    • The day before the trek the activity provider will contact you with a final confirmation. Please enter a phone number where you can be reached when booking.
Additional Note(s)
    • There will be one guide for every 6 guests.
    • Please listen carefully to the guide's instructions and advice.
    • This tour will take place in a National Park, so please respect your surroundings.
    • Please get a full nights sleep the night before the tour, as pick-ups will be very early.
    • There are 6 set toilet facilities on the trail.
    • From January to March, there may be times the mountain path is not available due to fallen snow.
    • Many spots on the trail may have unsteady footing or steep slopes. Please take great care when walking, even on clear days.
    • Please bring a sleeping bag. If you would like the tour provider to prepare a rental set, please select that from the options list, for an additional fee.
    • Tour fee includes dinner on the first day, and both breakfast and lunch of the second day. Please bring breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the first day.
    • You will overnight in a mountain hut or tent. There may not be electrictiy, gas, or running water. Also, toilet paper may not be provided, so please bring your own.
    • Many climbers go to sleep once night falls, so we ask you to not disturb other climbers and hikers at night.
    • Leftovers and trash are to be taken away by each individual. Please help keep Yakushima beautiful and clean.
    • In case participants would like to stop the tour after arriving at the mountain entrance and walking, there is no refund for the tour price (including the case of bad weather). However, after consulting with the guide, if you can transfer to another course if possible. In that case, the customer will be refunded the difference in price at a later date if applicable.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 2 and maximum of 3.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 10 business days to 00:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 10% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 7 business days to 00:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 00:00 local time, 3 business days to 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 23:59 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • *If the number of participants decreases,a fee will be charged after change in number of participants.
    *If the number of participants decreases within the cancellation fee application period, the fee will be charged per person for the number of participants before the change.


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Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 2 day
Availability Daily