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Yakushima is famous as the stage of Hayao Miyazaki’s film, “Princess Mononoke” and in 1993 it became a World Heritage. The “Jomon Sugi” cedar tree is said to be 7,200 year old and is one of the natural beauties this island is famous for. The annual rainfall of the forest exceeds 8000 mm, and there are 600 types of moss grow there.
Yakushima-cho, Kumage, Kagoshima
The island boasts luxuriant nature and sightseeing spots like Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine and Kigen-sugi Cedar.
Fly to "Yakushima Airport" by changing the airplane at "Kagoshima Airport".
Take "Toppy" jetfoil ferry at Kagoshima Port Minami-futo (South Pier).
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