Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, Yakushima-cho

A luscious forest with a network of trails suitable for all abilities, Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley remains accessible yet wild and remote in spirit, containing the majority of the island's ancient cedar trees. Uncover the magical sight of "Moss Forest," where everything is touched by an emerald green hue. Paths are clearly marked in English and numerous trails offer hikes that take between 30 minutes and 5 hours. Wear appropriate footwear, and keep in mind that the trails here vary from ancient paths of the Edo Period, to the paved walkways of the 21st century. Use our Yakushima-cho online attractions planner to arrange your visit to Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley and other attractions in Yakushima-cho.
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  • A good place for easy trekking different trails are proposed. Typical rain forest with moss ferns rhododendrons etc. Not visible animals and it might rain some 10 meters of rainfall per year in some p...  more »
  • I think this is the hike for you if hiking 10 hours to see jomun sugil is a bit extreme (there, I said it!) and you are not necessarily looking to summit Mt Miyanoura. I did the 3 hour loop to get to ...  more »
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