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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley

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Address: Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho 891-4200, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Beautiful Maritime forest

Did a 7 hour trek in very heavy rain, the guide mentioned it was the heaviest rain fall of the year and we only just manged a couple of crossings,The upside that the creek were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did a 7 hour trek in very heavy rain, the guide mentioned it was the heaviest rain fall of the year and we only just manged a couple of crossings,The upside that the creek were flowing in the their glory but photography was difficult .I would strongly recommend as it gets warmer and wetter to hike with an umbrella ,... More 

Thank wanderingkev
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

One of the my favourite walks that I have ever done. We did it during winter and the combination of moss and snow was phenomenal.

Thank Georgia N
Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

...but don't wait too long as yes,you need to be reasonably fit and sure on your feet. Hire a guide and also hiking boots. Then enjoy this pristine natural wonder without worrying about whether you are on the right track. I went with YES Yakushima and my guide Brian was catlike in his walking style and very reassuring. I simply... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went on the Shiratani Unsuikyo track around mid November. It was very beautiful and at times breathtaking. We took the shorter course to Taikowa Rock as we were not that experienced at hiking. It was still gorgeous all the way, and the view from Taikowa was astounding. We ended up staying up there for almost an hour just to... More 

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had great one day for trekking Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. I fell in real real natural world. It is quite different other places in Japan. Don't miss Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley if you visit Yakushima. I would like recommend the tour of YNAC

Thank NgocPhamVan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Must-go but do take the longest trail for 5-6 hours. Bring good hiking shoes with good grip as the trail is fully covered with moss which can be very slippery sometimes.

Thank skemaskema
McLean, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Do this in your early 20s when you're still fearless and full of bounce, preferably with a guide. I tried this the day after I spent 3.5 hours tromping around Yakusugiland in the rain with slippery, worn-out shoes (my bad). In my mid-70s, my legs were rubber when I started the Unsuikyo course, and my caution had been raised by... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The inspiration for the art of Miyazaki in his delightful anime, Princess Mononoke. There is nothing quite like it.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nature on Yakushima is overwhelming. The forest with the huge and ancient cedar trees, the humidity and even the leeches make for a very special experience.

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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place was just a short busride away from our hotel (the lodge) and it was even when it was raining worth it. If you love rivers, rocks, trees, moss and everything else that is green, go here. It will either be a nice 1-4 hour walk (they have various routes, but some can be closed due to heavy rain.... More 

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