Yakushima is a subtropical island located in the Southern area of Kyushu. Due to its geography and natural beauty, the island is a real paradise for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.
This remarkable tiny little island is blanketed by an extensive cedar forest, and its giant trees --some of which are thousands of years old, are an impressive sight. Their presence and distinct scent will awaken the senses, contributing to its magical and mysterious atmosphere.
Located within a protected National Park, Yakushima has been declared a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site and constitutes a unique area of almost completely untouched nature and wilderness in Japan.
Upon arrival, a private driver will escort to Sankara Hotel and Spa where the rest of the day will be open to settle in and relax.
For dinner, enjoy a savory fine dining experience at an exclusive welcome dinner prepared by Sankara’s own chef. Dinner will feature local cuisine which entirely consists of seasonal ingredients and unique flavors which best represent the island. After dinner and some time to relax, get a restful sleep at the hotel.
Distance and journey time (approximation):
Itami Airport (ITM) to Yakushima Airport (KUM): 1.5 h
Fukuoka Airport (FUK) to Yakushima Airport (KUM): 1.h
Kagoshima Port to Miyanoura Port / Anbo Port: 2-2.5 h
Overnight in Tokyo at Sankara Hotel & Spa 5 Stars (Deluxe)