4-day/3-night journey from Amami Oshima to Yakushima
The heart-shaped pool that appears at low tide is popular as a spot that attracts love. The trail leading to the rock is also worth a mention for its tropical ambiance.
It has a white sandy beach directly in front. There is a restaurant serving local cuisine and seafood and a shop selling folk crafts. It also has facilities for cultural experiences such as island songs, and marine sports can be enjoyed in summer.
A giant shochu monument marks the entrance to the shochu distillery. The brown sugar shochu distillery tour is worth a try. *The distillery tour requires reservation.
You can bring your own t-shirt and handkerchief to try mud and indigo dyeing. You do not have to bring anything, of course. (*Booking is essential)
The restaurant serves Amami’s regional dishes and a large selection of brown sugar shochu. The Shimauta Course is recommended if you want to dine while listening to island songs.
*Please call in advance if you wish to hear island songs.
A”Line Ferry’s inbound service offers the Yakushima Port stopover service, which allows passengers to go directly from Amami Oshima to Yakushima.
* Check A”Line Ferry’s website for departure dates
Trekking shoes, trekking poles and other hiking equipment are available for hire. (*Booking is essential).
This is a popular spot for seeing the primaeval forest, including Yakusugi cedars, over 1,000 years old. It is suitable for even mountaineering beginners.
This gelato shop specializes in island specialties such as tankan (citrus tankan), Yakushima tea and Nagata salt, among other flavors.
The waterfall has a 60-metre drop. Rainfall increases the volume of water in the waterfall, allowing you to see its violent cascade.
Visitors can try their hand at making chopsticks from Yakusugi cedar using a chisel. The place also manufactures and sells Yakusugi handicrafts directly to the public.
The souvenir shop features a collection of Yakushima’s finest products. The attractive range of products includes snacks, seafood, mountain produce and handicrafts.