Yakushima is a small island in south of Japan, belonging to the Kagoshima prefecture.  It is a good place for trekking and outdoor activities.  It has subtropical climate, making it a pleasant place to stay.

Yakushima, Japan
Yakushima, Japan

You can both spend time driving around the island looking at the different sights, such as waterfalls, monkeys hanging around in the roads, the sea turtles laying eggs in the night, or if you are more for activities, go trekking in the mountains or do kayaking on the small rivers.

Yakushima, Japan
Yakushima, Japan

The forest of Yakoshima have inspired a number of films and books due to its dream like appearance.  You never know what you can find in the forest.

How to get there

Fly to Kagoshima, and change there either to the hydrofoil ferry or to take a small plane to the local airport on Yakoshima.


Yakushima at JNTO.