World Heritage Site Yakushima Island Nature Exploration

Highlights

Luxury Tour to the World Heritage Site Yakushima. 1. Limited number of passengers- up to 22 people per bus, so you can easily travel to Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine and Seibu Rindoh Forest Path, inaccessible by a regular sightseeing bus. 2. Round trip by plane. 3. Stay 2 nights at the same onsen hotel "JR Hotel Yakushima" with a highest rank by our company standards. Enjoy sightseeing freely, leaving your luggage at the hotel! 4. Our tour conductor will accompany you from the airport and help you throughout the tour. [Sightseeing] 1. Senpiro-no-taki Waterfall・・・ Get a superb view of the huge cascade of water falling into a V-shaped valley of the massive granite rock. 2. Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine・・・Walk through the mysterious mossy forest. (Mini hiking experience of approx. 60 mins, walking distance 2km) ※It is a turnaround course to the Yayoisugi or Nidaiosugi walks. 3. Nagata Inakahama Beach・・・A dramatic coastline with white sand known as a no. 1 nesting spot for turtles in Japan. 4. Seibu Rindoh Forest Path ・・・Stroll through a beautiful forest designated as a World Heritage (Natural Property). ※In case of heavy rain the visit may be omitted. 5. Ohko-no-taki Waterfall・・・This energetic waterfall is the largest in Yakushima Island. Get closer to the basin to experience the force of this fall. 6. Kigen-sugi Cedar・・・See a 3000 years old Cedar tree very close to the parking lot. [Meals] Dinner on 1st and 2nd nights: Local cuisine recommended by the chef Lunch on 3rd. day: "Yakuzen cuisine" with seasonal mountain food and seafood. [Accommodation] Stay at JR Hotel Yakushima in Yakushima Onsen area with the highest rank by our company standards. This hotel was also certified by our company as "Accommodation with True Hospitality". Soak in an alkaline bath (pH9.7) and an open-air bath overlooking the ocean spreading from the Pacific to the East China Sea. [Additional information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Tour exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in "Infant Price": plane seat, bus seat, accommodation facility usage fee. (No meals or bedding. In case if needed please apply as for child.) [Attention] *For the environmental protection please take all garbage home with you. *It often rains in Yakushima, so it is recommended to have a poncho raincoat or a separated type raincoat. *Wearing a hat for a head protection when falling is also recommended. *There are unpaved roads, please watch your steps when walking. *Regarding Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, Kigen-sugi Cedar and Yakusugi Land: The visit might be omitted due to weather conditions or road conditions. If you will not be able to see Kigen-sugi Cedar or Yakusugi Land, you will be taken to another sightseeing place accessible by bus or to an indoor facility. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited. *A Japanese-speaking guide and a nature guide are included. Nature guide will talk using tourguide receiver. Although the tour conductor can speak English or Chinese, they are not an interpreter for the guides. *If your reservation is for 3 people in 1 room, a twin room with an extra bed will be provided. *Please wear comfortable warm clothing and walking shoes. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.

Itinerary

Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Haneda Airport (Depart 8:00~12:00) Kagoshima Airport or Fukuoka Airport Yakushima Airport Senpiro-no-taki Waterfall (Stroll / approx. 20 mins) JR Hotel Yakushima (Overnight.)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Yakushima Nakama Gajumaru Banyan (See the Malayan banyan tree / approx. 10 mins) Ohko-no-taki Waterfall (Visit / approx. 20 mins) Seibu Rindoh Forest Path (Stroll / approx. 15 mins) Nagata Inakahama Beach (Visit the beach / approx. 15 mins) Yakushima Tourism Center (Have a traditional set meal for lunch and enjoy shopping) Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine (Mini hiking course / approx. 60-90 mins) JR Hotel Yakushima (Overnight.)

Day 3
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Yakushima Yakusugi Land (Stroll / approx. 30 mins) Kigen-sugi Cedar (See the ancient cedar tree / approx. 15 mins) Chaya Hirano (Have lunch of "Yakuzen cuisine" with seasonal mountain food and seafood / approx. 45 mins) Yakushima Airport Kagoshima Airport or Fukuoka Airport Haneda Airport (Arrive 17:00~20:25)



location Haneda Airport

Detail

Departure place

Haneda Airport

Meeting Time

-

Destination

Kyushu, Kagoshima

Language
  • English

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

15 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition