Looking for things to do in Yakushima other than hiking to Jomon Sugi and walking in Princess Mononoke forest? Do you have a few hours after you arrive on the island? Or perhaps you have some time before your ferry back to Kagoshima. How about joining a guided walking tour of a village on the island?
Village Walk Yakushima offers a 90 minute walking tour in English of Shitoko village on Yakushima Island. It is a traditional village of 300 people, located 7 km northwest of Miyanoura town. Join us to explore the streets of Shitoko and get a taste of what it is like to live in this unique village.
Contact us to check for availability.
“I really enjoyed the walking tour of Shitoko village. Yumi was a great guide and knows a lot about life in the village today and local history. Some of the photos she showed of how the area used to look were particularly interesting. I also enjoyed the trip to the Banyan Park, with its impressive trees. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re interested in finding out more about village life on Yakushima Island.” – Debbie
When: Date and time of your choice. Get in touch to book your tour.
Where: Meet at Shitoko bus stop (no.14). Ten minutes from Miyanoura. Pick up available from Miyanoura or Isso. Please ask.
Price: ¥1,500 per person.
(The entrance charge for the Banyan Park is ¥240, students ¥120.)