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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  • The last drum rock is a little steep, but i don't think it's that big of a deal (maybe because i went up to Jomon sugi the day before). The view from the taiko rock is the best.
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  • The scenery is amazing. I want you to enjoy the scenery around by all means and to climb it though it inadvertently sees only the foot and it climbs.
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