Breathe in the relaxing forest of moss green!
For most Japanese tourists, this course is popular because its moss green forest depicts the world of Hayao Miyazaki’s famous animation film "Princess Mononoke".
Doesn’t matter whether you’ve seen the film or not, it is a nice trekking course to experience Yakushima’s forest, and there you can imagine why this island inspired the renowned animation creator who is fond of natural world.
The tour varies in 3 courses.
For an easy trekking, we walk about 3 hours in the forest, and then we take you to sightseeing for the rest of the tour day (check also Sightseeing
If you choose a whole day trekking, we climb up the hill, and at last, get up on Taiko-Iwa Rock, from which you can see the magnificent view of the wide deep green valley and the highest peaks of Yakushima. However, how much view you can enjoy depends on the weather. Sometimes, you just stand on the rock amidst the cloud, seeing nothing but white mist.
On the way back, usually we take the same route (about 6 hrs in total), or if you enjoy the forest longer, we can make a detour on a different route which is less crowded with tourists and more relaxing (7 hrs at most).
-rainwear (a set of jacket and pants, no matter what the weather cast says)
-backpack (enough size to carry what you want/need to take with you)
-trekking poles (optional)
Above listed gears are available in Yakushima to rent > link (about rental gear)
-snack (or any portable food to charge your energy)
-self-confidence (both physical and mental)
*In case of an accident during the tour, our insurance will make up to the certain amount in JPN the predictable undesired damages on your side. IN PRINCIPLE, it is your responsibility to enroll in travel insurance on your own prior to your trip and activity in Japan.
- Backpack (Rain Cover)
- Trekking Poles
- Trekking Shoes
- Hard-shell Jacket
+ (Soft-shell Jacket or Fleece)
What in (parenthesis) do not appear in the picture.
Please refer to "Requirements" for what you need or not.
-Do you prefer to prepare your meal for the tour on your own?
The lunch (also morning for some tour) we offer is Japanese style "Bento"
(lunch box) like this.
- Rice Balls
- Cooked Burdock
- Fried Chicken
- Fried Fish Ball
- Rolled Omellets