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These 423.73 hectares of natural recreation forest lie around the Shiratani River. Here, we can see huge trees such as Yakusugi cedar and Isunoki estimated to be 3,000 years old. It said that it was used as the forest scene of ”Princess Mononoke” by Hayao Miyazaki, the famous director of Studio Ghibli.
Yakushima-cho, Kumage, Kagoshima
A forest covered with a lot of beautiful mountain streams and moss. This impressive land has a long history and will attract you with its strange and mysterious beauty.
From Miyanoura Port, it takes about 30-35 minutes to the "Shiratani Unsuikyo" bus stop using the Yakushima Bus or Matsubanda Bus
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