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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  • A narrow forest road closed at night. There is a separation space in some places, and there is a space to stop the car. On the road, you can feel the nature of the group of yakuzaru lying down, the yakushiwalking calmly, and the mossy moss growing by the brook.
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  • I went to yakushima at the time of the round. It is closed at night. Because there is a fine curve, the width of the road is narrow, and there are few places to stay, it is serious to pass the sightseeing bus which comes from the south side. It is recommended to go from the same direction as the sightseeing bus in a small car such as a light car. There are a lot of yakushimaka and yakushimamonkey. The deer runs away, but the monkey sometimes comes to him if he is careful. If you rent a car, you might not need a six-hour walk around the island, including lunch.
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