Daytime walk in the forest

Walk amongst ancient trees

The opinion of Japan Experience

Yakushima, an island south of Kyushu in Kagoshima Prefecture, is one of the best UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan. This is due to its wild sub-tropical vegetation that attracts a large number of hikers and nature lovers.

Our article on Yakushima and our tour to discover Yakushima.

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Maxime has been living and working in Kagoshima Prefecture for almost 10 years. His love of the mountain together with his origins led him to settle in Yakushima where he works as a guide in addition to his activities in the fields of woodworking, architecture and furniture.

He is therefore well equipped to accompany you on your journey through the ancient trees and steep slopes.


Yakushima Island is a large granite rock with a diameter of 30 kilometres. The island is unique in many ways.

Reaching 1936 meters, it is the highest point in southern Japan and it has a variety of climates that allow the development of alpine or sub-tropical plants, including many endemic species. The most emblematic are perhaps the Yakusugi, imposing multi-millennial conifers that can be found at high altitudes.

To ensure the preservation of its ecosystems, the central part of the island has been classified since 1993 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in addition to the national park.

Accompanied by Maxime, according to your wishes and your walker profiles (not to mention the weather conditions), you will explore the island during a day of walking in the forest and discover its ecosystems in its landscaped parks.

Positive elevation gain: 300 to 600 meters
Duration of the walk: 6 to 8 hours

Discover our other activities in Yakushima: Mountain climbing & 2-day hike with a bivouac.


IMPORTANT: The price indicated on the website is the price up to 2 people.
From the 3rd person, the additional cost is 8 000 yen per person.

A private group of 3 is: 3 6000 yen
A private group of 4 is: 4 4000 yen

Prices include transportation from the hotel or another meeting point, any applicable fees for admission to the park and a midday meal.

Bring waterproof clothing, walking shoes and a 500 ml bottle (to be filled on site). 

All of the necessary equipment (shoes, waterproof clothing, sleeping kits, etc.) can be rented on the island and booked by your guide.

Each participant must show that they have travel insurance including coverage for mountain walking activities, including search and rescue.

To confirm a reservation, it is necessary to provide the name and the age of each participant, any special diets or food intolerances as well as any contraindications or specific health issues.

Options for 6 people available on request.