Yakushima Island Shiratani Unsuikyo or Yakusugi Land Half-Day Guided Trek, Yakushima tours & activities, fun things to do in Yakushima | VELTRA

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Yakushima Island Shiratani Unsuikyo or Yakusugi Land Half-Day Guided Trek
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Join your guide for a quick tour of Shiratani Unsuikyo or see the Japanese cedars of Yakusugi Land! Perfect for those with limited time but wish to explore the island and experience the magic of the real-life version of Princess Mononoke's Forest.

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VELTRA says...
Public transportation in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yakushima Island, can be tricky especially for those who do not know the Japanese language. With convenient transfers included, you can go on a short guided trek to the enchanted mossy forests with no worries!
Price
Shiratani Unsuikyo Short Course
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 281.21
USD 281.21
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 281.21
USD 281.21
Ages 13 & up: adult's fee. Add-on fee for children ages 12 & under.

Save up to 58% with Group Discount

Adult (Age 13 & over) (2 persons)
USD 149.98
USD 149.98
USD 281.21 47%off
USD 281.21 47%off
Adult (Age 13 & over) (3 persons)
USD 131.23
USD 131.23
USD 281.21 53%off
USD 281.21 53%off
Adult (Age 13 & over) (4+ persons)
USD 117.17
USD 117.17
USD 281.21 58%off
USD 281.21 58%off
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Difficulty level: ★★☆☆☆
Walking distance: 1 to 4 km
Duration: 1 to 4 hours
Altitude: 600 to 800 m

In Shiratani Unsuikyo (literally "white valley of clouds and water"), you can see glittering, lush moss-green forests, which make for great photos. This is a very refreshing yet relaxing course best suited for those who have moderate physical fitness. Great for a last-day activity in Yakushima!

NOTE: The roads in Shiratani Unsuikyo may be closed if the water levels of the rivers there become too high due to heavy rain. In such cases, in the interest of safety, the course will be redirected to Yakusugi Land.

  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    • Shuttle service to and from Miyanoura to Onoaida area free (per group)
      Shuttle service to and from Miyanoura to Onoaida area free (per group)
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Transportation fee / Insurance / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 04:00 - 09:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 (Hide details)
  • 04:00 Pick-up from Areas around Miyanoura and Onoaida
  • Shiratani Unsuikyou Short Trek (1 to 4 hours)
    白谷雲水峡-5 Bask in the refreshing atmosphere of Shiratani Unsuikyo, with its lush greenery and clear streams. Every portion of this course is a perfect photo opportunity!
  • Course Highlights
    白谷雲水峡-5 From a 1-hour round tour of the 3,000-year-old Yayoi cedar tree which is perfect for those who are short on time and with low physical fitness, to a 4-hour tour of Koke no Mori (moss-covered forest) for those with more time and energy, choose the best course for you!
  • 4-Hour Course
    See more with a longer course! Walk along Kusukawa Path which dates back to the Edo period. This historic trail was used to visit and worship the mountain, as long as to transport roof tiles. The well-preserved path takes the traveler who treads it to see majestic cedar trees native to Japan.
  • Drop-off at Areas around Miyanoura and Onoaida
Add-ons:
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 1 adult + USD 140.61
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 1 adult + USD 140.61
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 2 adults + USD 74.99
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 2 adults + USD 74.99
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 3 adults + USD 65.62
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 3 adults + USD 65.62
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 4 or more adults + USD 58.59
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 4 or more adults + USD 58.59
Package detail / Schedule
Yakusugi Land Short Course
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 281.21
USD 281.21
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 281.21
USD 281.21
Ages 13 & up: adult's fee. Add-on fee for children ages 12 & under.

Save up to 58% with Group Discount

Adult (Age 13 & over) (2 persons)
USD 149.98
USD 149.98
USD 281.21 47%off
USD 281.21 47%off
Adult (Age 13 & over) (3 persons)
USD 131.23
USD 131.23
USD 281.21 53%off
USD 281.21 53%off
Adult (Age 13 & over) (4+ persons)
USD 117.17
USD 117.17
USD 281.21 58%off
USD 281.21 58%off
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Difficulty level: ★★☆☆☆
Walking distance: 1 to 5 km
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Altitude: 1000 to 1200 m

Equally breathtaking as Shiratani Unsuikyo, but generally less busy and with gentler river crossings, the Yakusugi Land course is best suited for those who have lower physical fitness, are beginner trekkers or those who simply want an easier course.

Different course lengths ensure that there is a tour for everyone. Choose from 30, 50, 80, 150 or 240 minutes according to your available time and physical fitness. The longer the course, the more you get to see the beauty of Yakusugi Land unfolding before you, but the shorter courses will still give you an unforgettable glimpse into this mystical area. The 150-minute course will allow you to see several large yakusugi (Japanese cedar), including Hahako sugi, Higechoro sugi, Buddha sugi, Tenchu sugi and the large prehistoric Jomon sugi.

  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    • Shuttle service to and from Miyanoura to Onoaida area free (per group)
      Shuttle service to and from Miyanoura to Onoaida area free (per group)
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Transportation fee / Insurance / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 04:00 - 09:00 (Show details)
Starting time: 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 (Hide details)
  • 04:00 Pick-up from Areas around Miyanoura to Onoaida
  • Yakusugi Land Short Trek (1 to 3 hours)
    ヤクスギランド5 Choose a course that best suits you, from a quick 30-minute trek to a 50-, 80- or 150-minute course. You can even extend the 150-minute course to 240! The shortest trek will follow a boardwalk trail to the yakusugi, while the longer hikes will continue farther into the forest over various trails.
  • Yakusugi Land
    Yakushima_Macaques_shutterstock_1314201836 On a rainy day, Yakusugi Land provides the nature lover an easier trail compared to Shiratani Unsuikyo. If you're lucky, you may spot deers and macaques on your way to Yakusugi Land.
  • Drop-off at Areas around Miyanoura to Onoaida
Add-ons:
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 1 adult + USD 140.61
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 1 adult + USD 140.61
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 2 adults + USD 74.99
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 2 adults + USD 74.99
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 3 adults + USD 65.62
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 3 adults + USD 65.62
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 4 or more adults + USD 58.59
Child (6-12 y.o.) with 4 or more adults + USD 58.59
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • The adult fee applies to participants aged 13 and older. If you would like to join the tour with children aged 12 and under, please choose the add-on upon booking and indicate the number of children participating.
    • The infant fee (0 to 5 years old) includes an insurance premium and a meal. Please note that additional charges may apply on site.
    • Participants aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a guardian.
    • Physical fitness (strength and endurance) are necessary to complete the trek. Please make sure to keep your body in good condition before the trek.
    • In the event that you feel physical discomfort or sickness during the trek, please follow the advice of your guide.
    • The guide may decide to return halfway during the tour if it seems dangerous to go farther. Private guides will accommodate the customer's requests as much as possible, but with safety as the utmost priority.
    • If you wish to hire a private guide, an additional fee of JPY 5,000 per group per day will be charged, which you can request on the add-on page.
    • Please note that the premium fee of JPY 5,000 will apply should only one customer book the tour on the scheduled date. Additional fees must be paid on site.
    • If you wish to rent hiking shoes and rain gear, please let us know your sizes at least one week in advance. Rental gear may be difficult to arrange during peak season.
    • The roads in Shiratani Unsuikyou may be closed if the water levels of the rivers become too high due to heavy rain. The course will be changed to Yasukugi Land in case of heavy rain.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • - trekking boots
      - socks (woolen ones for winter season)
      - rucksack (25 to 40 L capacity) with cover
      - outer wear to protect against cold (made of fleece etc.)
      - rain gear (upper and bottoms, no matter the weather forecast)
      - trousers (not jeans)
      - T-shirt
      - sweater (for winter)
      - cap
      - gloves
      - head lamp
      - battery
      - water bottle
      - light snacks/trail mix (candy, chocolate, cookies, etc.)
      - insurance certificate
    • Optional items to bring:
      - spats
      - plastic bag
      - light crampons (for winter)
      - sun screen
      - folding umbrella
      - trekking poles
Requirement(s) - Others
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • In Yakushima, shops do not open until 9:00 a.m. Be sure to buy snacks prior to the tour.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 7 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 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 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 117.17
From USD 117.17

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Language English
Pick-up Available
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

We were very limited on time and this tour could not have been more perfect. Our tour guide was Bryan and he is an outstanding tour guide and person! We wanted an early start and got picked up from ...more
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Yakushima Island Shiratani Unsuikyo or Yakusugi Land Half-Day Guided Trek
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