In Kagoshima, deep in the south of Kyushu, across the bay from a smoking active volcano, lies the stately home of one of Japan’s most powerful samurai clans, the Shimadzu clan. Sengan-en is a stately home and landscape garden along the coast north of downtown Kagoshima, Japan. The gardens cover over 12 acres and include calming ponds, gently bubbling streams, mysterious shrines, tea rooms, a bamboo grove, and a mountain hiking trail. A walk to the top of the trail takes about 30 minutes one direction, but it is certainly worth it for the breathtaking panoramic view of the bay and Sakurajima from the top.
• 9 hours
Meet the Jomon Sugi, one of the oldest cedar tree in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest and largest among the other trees on the island and the tree's name refers to the Jomon period in Japanese history.
• 11 hours
Yakusugi is the Japanese cedar on the island of Yakushima. On this tour, enjoy walking in the ancient cedar forests of Yakushima island. The forests of Yakushima island are well-known as the model of the Miyazaki Hayao film "Princess Mononoke."
• 6 hours
Explore the mossy green forest of Shiratani-Unsuikyo on Japan's Yakushima Island on this 3- to 7-hour guided tour from Isso and Kurio. In a small group of no more than four, soak up the forest's natural beauty and understand why is said to depict the world of Hayao Miyazaki’s famous animation film "Princess Mononoke."
• 7 hours
Yakushima is a subtropical mossy green island off the coast of Kyushu. It is covered by an extensive ancient cedar forest with trees more than 1000 years old. Islanders in Yakushima live more conscious of the environment around them than anywhere else in Japan.
• 9 hours
Book this challenging full-day hiking tour in Yakushima Island, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. Yakushima Island is situated in the Kyushu area of Japan with Mt. Miyanoura as the highest peak with a height in the area (1,935 m/6,348 ft). There is no better way to appreciate the beauty of Yakushima, especially if you love nature.
• 12 hours
This is a perfect option to enjoy kayaking and trekking in a day at the beautiful Yakushima nature resort! Enjoy the adventurous and scenic tour with a licensed local guide!
• 6.5 hours
Although it can be hard to tell due to the limited access by kayak, the Anbo river is the longest river on this island. The reason why it is limited is that the river can be too steep for kayaking. On this half day tour, you can get the full Yakushima kayak experience with a knowledgeable local guide.
• 3.5 hours
Experience one of the most charming areas on the Japanese island of Yakushima on this 3.5-hour stream climbing tour. In a small group of no more than four people, prepare to get wet as you climb in an ancient forest while soaking up the natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
• 3.5 hours
Book this relaxing full-day walking tour in Yakushima Island with a local professional and friendly guide! Yakushima Island is located in Kagoshima Prefecture of Kyushu area and it is listed as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO. Learn the history of the island while enjoying its beautiful botanical treasury with plenty of forests from ancient times showered by the southern heaven, where the islanders live along the vivid cycle of four seasons more intimately than elsewhere in Japan.
• 8 hours