Follow the path from boarwalks to slippery trails over bridges and logs around the moody valley of the raging Arakawa River. See many old Yakusugi trees, epiphytes, and second-generation trees.
to Book This Hike!
|Time: 2~3 Hour (morning or afternoon)
If you would like to spend longer, that is fine.
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Price per hiker:
|1 hiker: ¥9000 + ¥500*park donation|
|2 hikers: ¥6000 + ¥500*park donation|
|3+ hikers: ¥5000 + ¥500*park donation|
|*Park donation is only ¥300 until March, 2017.|
|*Suggested toilet donation: 100 yen.|
|*When hiking with others, please stay with the group.|
- Accident insurance
- Free hotel pick-up/drop-off>
What to Pack
- Backpack* or sack
- At least big enough to stash your rain gear and your water bottle. A rain-cover is also nice, but please don't rely on it to keep your things dry! Alternatively, you can keep your things inside a plastic bag inside your backpack.
- Rain Gear*
- Including pants a jacket or a poncho. If you are steady on your feet and have a good sense of balance, an umbrella is okay.
- Appropriate Shoes or Boots*
- Hiking shoes or boots or sneakers are fine. They may get quite muddy! Tennis shoes may be slippery after rain.
- Water Bottle
- A 500mL plastic PET bottle is fine.
- Gloves, towel, personal items and medications, camera, folding umbrella for eating or taking photos.
- You probably won't need sunscreen unless you are very sensitive. Bugs don't tend to be enough of a problem to warrant bug repellent, but please don't wear perfume. There are no bears in Yakushima.
About this hike:
Yakusugiland is a natural recreation forest in an area that receives around 10 meters of annual precipitation and is often cloaked in clouds during the rainy season. It is built around a system of valleys centered on the raging Arakawa River, showing off the forces of water spectacularly. The trail crosses strong bridges and is checked regularly by park attendants, however this course leaves the boardwalks behind to venture down trails of roots, rocks, and logs. Expect to get a little muddy if it rains!
This is a refreshing, slow-paced course if the weather is good, and the trail is beautiful even in bad weather. There is limited indoor public space and a gift shop open during park hours. If he's not busy, you can usually meet the resident deer in the parking lot.
This is a refreshing course if the weather is good, and the trail is beautiful even in bad weather.
In the case of bad weather
This hike will be canceled if a severe weather warning is issued.