4 nights 5 days trip in Yakushima Island 屋久島
to see ancient Jomon ceder 縄文杉!!
We arrived at Yakushima by airplane. Then, we went to a guest house from the airport by rent-a-car. We stayed at Yaedake-honkan 八重岳本館 for 2 days.
Suzuki Rentalease Yakushima スズキレンタリース屋久島
http://www.suzuki-rentalease.co.jp/tenpo/ (in Japanese)
The next day, let's go to Shiratani-unsuikyo 白谷雲水峡 !!
It takes about 20 minutes by car between Yaedake-honkan 八重岳本館 and Shiratani-unsuikyo 白谷雲水峡.
Second Generation Cedar
This forest was called Mononoke-no-mori もののけ姫の森.
We met Yakushima deer. This place is fantastic scenery.
Beautiful moss green!
Next, we moved to Anbo 安房.
When we were looking for lunch place we found a cafe by chance. Appearance of the house looked good atmosphere. I was impressed by the cafe.
Chaya Hirano 茶屋 ひらの
http://www.goyakushima.com (in Japanese)
A lot of dishes! Taste good!
It is goose barnacles, also called stalked barnacles.
It tastes like sea shellfish. Good!
We were interested in Yakusugi Land ヤクスギランド, but we missed it because we had a very tight schedule. Instead, we chose to stay longer around Kigen-sugi.
The next day. We got a tour guide in Yakushima, and we had a really good time there. We started for Jomon Cedar Tour 縄文杉ツアー with a guide.
Yakushima Personal Eco-tour 屋久島パーソナルエコツアー
Our tour name was...
Jomon-sugi Hitorijime Camp (1 night 2 days)
I would like to use the same travel agency‘s service if I decide to visit for the second time.
We already had bought some food for hike.
At night, when we went to a supermarket most of the food items were sold out.
You should prepare food for hike as soon as possible when you get to Yakushima.
This area was called Kirishima-Yaku National Park 霧島屋久国立公園, but now it is separated into "Yakushima National Park 屋久島国立公園" and "Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park 霧島錦江湾国立公園".
This point is an entrance of Yakushima National Park.
Beginning of the trail you will walk on the trolley line about 8.5km.
This was the most dangerous bridge in the hiking trail we walked. There was a deep valley underneath the bridge, and there were a lot of rugged large stones.
When you wanted to stop and look at the scenery on the bridge, we would stop walking accurately.
People say a long time ago somebody slipped down. The person didn't die but... 😥
We saw some Yakushima macaques.
Yakushima deer was eating mushroom. Yummy!?
You shouldn't step on the railroad ties because they are slippery.
Nio-sugi 仁王杉 Agyo 阿形（あぎょう）
反対側にNio-sugi 仁王杉（倒木）Ungyo 吽形（うんぎょう）
Entrance of the mountain trail to The Stub of Wilson
You will walk in to the mountain trail from the trolley line.
This is my favorite cedar.
The Stub of Wilson ウィルソン株
The trees touch each other and look like a loving couple.
Photos were taken in July 2009.