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Yakusugi Land

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Address: Anbo, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4311, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Take a good pair of choose, some food and try this part. It's one of the best thing I've done in Japan. The old tree is just amazing

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a good pair of choose, some food and try this part. It's one of the best thing I've done in Japan. The old tree is just amazing

Thank Vince A
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the perfect length hike and you go to see amazing trees and beautiful moss. Absolutely loved it.

Thank sanfrankate415
Menton, France
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Do please take a hike in this National Park. We hired a guide and he was excellent, we learnt so much during our day long walk. We had a bento picnic sitting on a large rock on the edges of one of the gushing rivers. When you think you have seen one amazing tree after another, there is always one... More 

1 Thank Anita B
McLean, Virginia
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

In my mid-70s, in the rain, with worn out, slippery shoes (I later threw out, and should not have attempted this walk in), I spent 3.5 hours climbing Yakusugiand trails, tripping on roots and falling (fortunately not too far and not too hard) two times. It took my legs 5 days to recover, so I wasn't in any shape to... More 

1 Thank 60726Nicky_11
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are looking at walking on proper trails or boards while being in the cedar forests, then this is for you! I would recommend that you go there in the morning so that you can see the pretty morning dew on the ferns. It might be cold so do bring an outer wear along! From the entrance, you can... More 

2 Thank jayque33
Maarsbergen, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Yakushima is a beautiful island where nature is left (more or less) untouched. Yes, untouched, but in a Japanese sense of the word. The ancient Sugi trees used to be logged, but that has stopped and some of the true giants have been left standing. There are numerous hiking trails, but some of them require bringing your own gear (like... More 

1 Thank hanoded
Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is the shortest hike out of the big three (Shiratani Unsuikyo, Jomon Sugi), even for the long course (about two hours). It's an easy hike, with some very nice scenery and a lot of old, impressive trees. Tip: take the morning bus all the way to Kigensugi (an impressive 3000 year old tree), then take the return bus to... More 

1 Thank abnormuhl
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Yakusugi Land is not as spectacular as Shiratani Unsuikyo but I still loved it. We did this trail first so we enjoyed the hike. The first portion of the hike was all wooden path and easy to navigate. You can stop after the first portion if you want. The back portion is not as easy, especially in the rain. It... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a very easy hike, with wooden platforms near the beginning and easy signposting to follow. Plenty of cedars to see and the occasional river to cross, though it never amazed me in the same way that Shiratani Unsuikyo did. Maybe good if you're exhausted from a more taxing hike from earlier in your stay?

Thank PsychoSavager
Poitiers, France
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Relaxing and beautiful. Nice walk among the cedar trees, on bridges over spring waters. A very pleasant experience.

Thank Madmoizelarkenciel

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