Leave Yakusugiland and world of people behind as you set out on a trail for the magical domain of the tree called Shaka-sugi. This course follows the first half of the trail that heads to Tachu Dake, and I recommend this course for folks who want a slow, peaceful hike through the forest but still enjoy hiking on rough, mixed terrain. Bring a lunch for a peacful meal in the forest.
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|Time: ~4.5 Hours|
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Price per hiker:
|1 hiker: ¥13000 + ¥500*park donation|
|2 hikers: 10000 + ¥500*park donation|
|3+ hikers: ¥7000 + ¥500*park donation|
|*Suggested toilet donation: 100 yen.|
|*When hiking with others, please stay with the group.|
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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. An umbrella is not okay for most of the trail.
- Appropriate Clothes
- Quick drying synthetic materials are advised. No jean pants, please. Warm layered clothes especially in fall and winter.
- Hiking Shoes or Boots*
- Your shoes may get quite muddy, and we'll be navigating slipper terrain. Tennis shoes are not okay.
- Water Bottle
- A 500mL plastic PET bottle is fine.
- Gloves, towel, personal items and medications, camera, snacks for the trail, 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:
This trail follows the first half of the hike to Tachu Daké to the magical realm of the tree called Shaku-Sugi. It begins in Yakusugiland, a national recreational forest that receives around 10 meters of annual precipitation and is often cloaked in clouds during the rainy season. You will cross a bridge over the raging Arakawa River to walk among giant conifers to the magical realm of the tree called Shaku-Sugi. I recommend this hike for those seeking solitude in nature and prefer a slow-paced hike, but are not shy of rough terrain. Bring a lunch for quiet meal in the forest.
In the case of bad weather
This hike will be canceled if a severe weather warning is issued.0 years old. Expect mud and slippery conditions.
This is a lonely, deep-forest trail where you will be completely immersed in the dark and quiet forest.
In the case of bad weather
This hike will be canceled if a severe weather warning is issued.