Marine Blue Yakushima
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... for learning about them here and seeing some of the more accessible trees tomorrow. We had the museum all to ourselves which felt very strange but it was really informative and had an excellent audio guide in English. After this we walked up to the conservation centre to see the displays about yakushima's environment and natural habitat. We then set off to find the islands main waterfalls as these are some of the best in Japan. This was again tricky as ...
Today we went on the Jomon Sugi trail which took us 7h10mins to complete. It was relatively flat so a pleasant walk. It is a very famous hike as the area is home to the largest cedar tree in the world and possibly the oldest one as well (estimation go from 2000 to 7000 years old). ...
... br> Had to wake up at 4am the next day to catch a first bus to Anbo where a second bus was waiting to whist eager trekkers to the foot of the Jomon Sugi train, the star attraction on the island.
Predicting 9h10mins but completed in 7h20, the train was beautiful, not too challenging in terms o f climbing and almost no rain which was wondereful. At the end ...
... We drove up the west side of the island which is a twisting narrow mountain road. We saw many more dear and monkeys. We then stopped at the beach so I could finally get to play in the ocean for the first time in my life. Sadly we thought it was too cold to actually go swimming. Unfortunately it turned out the water was so warm that we would have been fine despite the fact that the only people we did see in the ocean that day were surfers. We did have ...
... around to ask. Suddenly I saw a bus coming I told the driver where I want to go and he said he is going there! I was so lucky to see this bus because I knew transportation is a major problem on this island unless you rent a car. There bus I took I think passes that station only three times daily!! The way to yakusugi land was long (about 45 mins) and it was full of turns and I felt very sick again. This island is famous for having lots of monkeys but finally I ...