Seibu Trail, Yakushima-cho

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Navigate a trail that works its way beneath a thick, verdant canopy of ancient cedar trees on Seibu Trail. The trail cuts through Yakushima island, which features huge swathes of protected nature reserves, including a 18,958 ha (46,844 ac) UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve. Being an unspoiled natural wonderland, the area around the trail abounds in wildlife, among which Yakushika deer and Yakushika monkeys roam and climb in great numbers. Make sure to bring your camera to capture photos of these distinctive animals, who generally don't mind by human attention. Plan your Seibu Trail visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yakushima-cho using our Yakushima-cho trip builder site .
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  • On the western forest road on Route 78 of Yakushima Island, you can see a flock of monkeys and a child of a baby deer, and you can see it many times, not just once, and it is recommended for animal lovers.
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  • I drove by rental car, but I run with the light on even during the day. The road width is narrow, and there is an oncoming car, too, and it is dangerous. However, a herd of about 50 Yaku monkeys occupied the middle of the road, and I encountered a happening that didn't move even if I sounded the horn, and it stagnated for about 15 minutes, but I was strangely impressed. I was surprised that Yakudeer was also mixed in the monkey herd.
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