Ancient Cedars Trail: Yakushima Hiking Tour (6 days, 5 nights)

Price from ¥220,000~

Price includes private driver, guide, accommodations, pick up and transfer from airport and more. For more details, read the description on the left.

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501 Kitahama Business Hall, 2-1-17 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka 541-0041, Japan

Japan Association of Travel Agents Regular Member


Who is this for?
Fans of Princess Mononoke and fans of nature! This tour is for adventurous hikers seeking the exhilarating challenge of exploring Japan's renowned Yakushima for its untamed forests. Ideal for those craving an immersion into Japan's picturesque landscapes through hiking. 

Physical Activity: High
Length of Trip:  6 days, 5 nights
Capacity:  1-6 people

Visualize yourself:
- traversing dense, untouched forests, where towering trees stand
- marveling a delicate moss-covered landscapes of Yakushima
- surrounded by the lush greens that inspired Princess Mononoke
- standing atop the castle ramparts of Kumamoto castle, a symbol of resilience
- experiencing unparalleled natural beauty of Japan’s southernmost area 
- meeting deer and monkeys on trails (if you're lucky!)

Your tour package includes:
- 5 nights in hand picked hotels
- 5 breakfasts
- 2 lunches
- 4 dinners
- 4-day personal driver and guide
- Tickets and fees 
- Roundtrip ferry tickets to Yakushima
Does not include:
- anything not specified in the left column
- flights
- visas
- travel insurance
- your personal expenses


FUKUOKA    |    1 night
Day 1: Travel Day
Arrive at Fukuoka International Airport. Fukuoka Airport is your stress-free entry point to Japan. With one smooth line connecting the airport to the city center, you'll be zipping into town in no time. Take the day to rest or explore Fukuoka’s entertainment district Tenjin or take a stroll at Ohori Park. Or, if you want us to take care of everything, let us know and we’ll get you a personal driver and guide to meet you the second you step out!

KAGOSHIMA    |    1 night
Day 2: The Journey South, to a Castle and a Japanese Garden
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Start journeying south where the iconic Kumamoto Castle awaits, a testament to Japan's rich history and architectural prowess. Indulge in a hearty meal of Kumamoto-style ramen before continuing to Kagoshima, where the tranquil beauty of Senganen Japanese garden awaits with a view of the active Sakurajima volcano on a clear day. Conclude your day with a delectable specialty unagi eel dinner, a Kagoshima local favorite.

YAKUSHIMA   |     2 nights
Day 3: The Forest that Inspired Princess Mononoke
Included meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

Hop aboard a ferry to Yakushima, where you'll embark on the unforgettable Unsui Shiratani course, renowned for its mystical moss-covered forests and ancient cedar trees. This four-hour hike (including breaks and lunch time) promises a mesmerizing journey through nature's untouched splendor, offering an immersive experience unlike any other. Hike 7 km on this day.  

Day 4: The Heart of Yakushima, Jomon Sugi's Majesty
Included meals: Breakfast,  Dinner 

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey on the Jomon Sugi Trail, a renowned hiking path on Yakushima Island, Japan. This trail boasts ancient forests, and notably the impressive Jomon Sugi cedar tree, among the largest in the world. Traverse through dense forests and stunning landscapes for a challenging yet deeply rewarding experience. Perfect for nature lovers and adventurers seeking an immersive exploration. Note: Be prepared for a lengthy 10-hour hike. Hike 20 km on this day.

Day 5: Yakusugi Land (Yakushima Cedar Land)
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take a breather without missing out on adventure! On the final day of your Yakushima trip, unwind with a scenic hike through Yakusugi Land's three-hour trail, adorned with majestic cedar trees. Experience the island's diverse hiking routes, immersing yourself in Yakushima's breathtaking scenery and ancient forests. After lunch at a charming local eatery, hop on a ferry back to Kagoshima, where you'll catch the bullet train to Fukuoka, arriving just in time for a delightful dinner. 

FUKUOKA   |     1 night
Day 6: Fly home
Included meals: Breakfast

Your next destination? Home sweet home. But remember, it's not sayonara yet, it's "See you soon!" The question is, where to from here?

Add another trip of ours on top of this journey and we will be happy to send you off. 

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