Discover Yakushima Island

Venture to Yakushima Island and experience some of the most exquisite nature Japan has to offer. The Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine, said to have inspired the film Princess Mononoke, boasts ancient cedars and enchanting landscapes that will captivate your imagination.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around on Yakushima Island

The easiest way around Yakushima Island is on foot, as it is an island famous for its many walking trails. Though, some sights are located a bit far from each other, which means a car might come in handy. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the mainland and take a car ferry to the island. You can check-out our listings for car rentals on the mainland, in the FAQ menu below. 

Travelers can also opt to buy the following pass to get around:

  • Yakushima Bus Pass
    • Coverage: all buses operated by Tanegashima-Yakushima Kotsu
    • Duration: 1, 3 or 4 days
    • Price: 2000, 3000 or 4000 Yen
    • Where to buy: Information booth on Yakushima Island

How long to stay on Yakushima Island

We recommend staying here between two and three days.

Hotels on Yakushima Island

Flights to Yakushima Island

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Day trips from Yakushima Island