Yakushima is proudly proud of its pure natural water, coming from the mountain.
It’s good for everybody to drink, never ever bad for anybody.
We want you to taste it, and it tastes nothing.
‘Cause it’s so pure!
So each of those, with a head to think and a heart to feel,
knows very well that we should leave no garbage behind in the mountain.
No need to say,
yet we need to say,
in order to keep our water as it should be,
for all of those who are in Yakushima,
once, twice, or infinite time in a lifetime.
Let us speak a bit more frankly;
Sure we want you to relax in the nature,
BUT WE DON’T WANT YOU TO RELIEVE IN THE NATURE
in the area above where we live, and where you stay a night or two.
Of course, there are toilets in the national park area.
However, they may not be enough in number there for anybody, anytime.
Then, how can we relieve ourselves when we must, if any toilet beyond reach?
Yakushima is encouraging all of those who get in the mountain to use a portable toilet.
Do it in a disposal bag, and carry it in the tight zip bag,
of which you can dispose in the designated box at the exit of the national park.
A set of portable toilet is sold for ¥500 or ¥700 for two sets in Yakushima.
For more detail, please ask us.
Not to spoil your underwear is another task of us, Yakushima’s tour guide.