Yakushima Youth Hostel
Address258-24 Hirauchi Yakushima-cho Kumage-gun Kagoshima Yakushima IslandSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
This well-run youth hostel is about 3km west of Onoaida, nestled into the forest. Accommodation is in either Japanese- or Western-style dorms, and the shared kitchen and bathroom facilities are spotless. Get off any southbound buses from Miyanoura at the Hirauchi-iriguchi bus stop and take the road towards the sea for about 200m.
Our independent authors have visited Yakushima Youth Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Yakushima.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle Hire
- Common Room
- Bicycle Parking
- Free Parking
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
- Hot Tub
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Washing machine
- Meals available
Description provided by property
Our Yakushima Youth Hostel overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by a vast, primeval forest. All buildings are made from Japanese cedar trees. The hostel features Japanese-style rooms and beautiful cypress common bath tubs, and many other useful amenities suitable for long stays.
Free Internet access by cable and wireless LAN
Free iPad and desk PC
Regarding mobile phone, both NTT Docomo and AU have coverage around Yakushima YH.
Near our hostel are three 'onsen' (hot springs). One of them is the famous Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen, which appears during low tide, when the receding waters leave a natural pool. After a long, sweaty mountain trek, our visitors can refresh themselves in the hot spring while chatting with local people.
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Hirauchi Kaichū Onsen
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