Located off the tip of Kyushu, Yakushima is home to some of Japan’s oldest trees giving an almost pre-historic feeling to the island. With a sub-tropical climate and plenty of rain, the lush vegetation provides plenty of opportunity for walking and viewing of the incredible waterfalls.
The forests on the island date back to over 7,200 years old and provide some fantastic walking routes where wildlife viewing includes deer and monkeys. During the summer months of June and July guests to the island will often have the chance to enjoy the surrounding seas and beaches with kayaking and snorkelling. Uniquely during this period the island becomes home to nesting loggerhead turtles which are often seen around the island.