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All of Japan's Natural Bounty on One Small Island - Yakushima -

Explore World Heritage Site Yakushima Island

Have you seen Miyazaki Hayao's masterpiece Princess Mononoke? The thousand year old trees that created the mystical forests of this famous movie can be found on the island of Yakushima. Though small, Yakushima is microcosm for the natural bounty of the Japanese archipelago, which encompasses a wide variety of ecological habitats due to its long stretch from north to south. These features have contributed to it being designated as a Natural World Heritage by UNESCO. The cedars of this island, one which dates back over 7200 years, never fail to leave a deep impression on visitors.

Yakushima is also a resort that boasts mountains, ocean, lush forests, and rivers, and a veteran nature guide from the Yakushima Guide Association will make sure you enjoy your visit to the fullest.

All of Japan's Natural Bounty on One Small Island - Yakushima -

day 1

Tokyo

Arrive at Narita International Airport and transfer to hotel in Tokyo
Stay at Mandarin Oriental for 2 nights

day 2

Tokyo

Full day sightseeing of Tokyo

day 3

Kagoshima

Transfer to Ibusuki Onsen by air and private car
Enjoy a famous hot sand bath at the hot springs
Stay at Hakusuikan Ryokan (Japanese room) for 1 night

day 4

Yakushima

Transfer to Yakushima Island by high-speed boat.
Free at leisure after arrival
Stay at sankarahotel & spa Yakushima for 3 nights

day 5

Yakushima

Explore Yakushima Island
Option 1) Hiking to the Jomon Sugi Cedar
Option 2) Hiking in the Shiratani Unsuikyo Forest
Option 3) Hiking in Yakusugi Land

day 6

Yakushima

All day free at leisure

day 7

Kyoto

Transfer to Itami airport by air and to Kyoto by private car
Stay at Hyatt Regency Kyoto for 2 nights

day 8

Kyoto

Full day sightseeing of Kyoto

day 9

Transfer to Kansai International Airport

Transfer to Kansai International Airport

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