Meet the most famous and long-living cedar tree in the world!
This is the most popular tour among the tourists.
However, the way to the most admired tree is not easy at all,
because it’s very long, both in time and distance.
First, we walk on the old rail road that goes along Anbo river.
It’s nice to walk through the natural green tunnel, but the surroundings do not change dramatically for 3 hours.
Next, we trek on the trail for 2 hours and this part is tough but entertaining.
You get to see the biggest tree stump (not only see, but step in and check how it is like to be inside the stump!), other characteristic Yakusugi trees, and finally, Jomon-sugi.
Then, we come back on the same route (no choice for one day time).
In total, its course time takes about 10 to 11 hours.
Note also that this popular course gets very crowded on week-end, Japanese holiday, and summer time (from late July to September), even though it’s in the middle of mountain.
Yet, if your very wish upon visiting Yakushima is meeting this Tree, we are here with you!
Please be prepared both physically and mentally.
-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)
-gaiters (optional in case of raining or snowing)
Above listed gears are available in Yakushima to rent > link (about rental gear)
-soft-shell or fleece (in wintertime)
-thermal underwear (in wintertime)
-water bottle(water can be refilled on the way)
-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