Yakushima is an island located off the southeast coast of Japan. It is officially recognized by UNESCO and is on the World Heritage List since 1993. Yakushima is an extraordinary tourist destination, known even as a magical island, since more than 75 percent of the place is covered with dense forests and mountains. Mountain tops are covered with snow during winters and the climate is subtropical in the coastal regions. These mountains receive heavy rainfall, which makes Yakushima's climate more humid than in other parts of Japan. The word Yakushima means Island of Medicine and herbalists around the world have been growing local herbs for various cures for a long time.

With a main road that circles the island, beautiful mountains, trails and waterfalls attract many hikers and nature lovers. Fruit gardens and museums are some of the main tourist attractions that make Yakushima a charming place. The fruit garden is located on the southwest coast of the island and offers a relaxing walk among tropical trees and fruit plants. Yakushima's museums and visitor centers showcase the island's natural wonders. They also provide a knowledge tour of the history of Yakushima Island.

This mountainous region offers a plethora of beautiful landscapes. There are two waterfalls, "Okonotaki" and "Senpironotaki", just off the main road. Scattered around the island there are also beaches, the most famous of which is "Nagata-inaka-hama". If you visit the island between the months of May and August, you can find giant sea turtles. They come to shore to lay eggs late at night (or early in the morning, it depends on how you look at it), between 1am and 2am.

Some buses run between the main destinations on the island, but renting a car in Yakushima is practically essential. It's a long way from Tokyo and requires a ferry or flight from Kagoshima, but it's worth the hassle for those of you who are hungry for adventure. https://goodrush.com/%e0%b9%80%e0%b8%97%e0%b8%b5%e0%b9%88%e0%b8%a2%e0%b8....

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With a main road that circles the island, beautiful mountains, trails and waterfalls attract many hikers and nature lovers. Fruit gardens and museums are some of the main tourist attractions that make Yakushima a charming place. The fruit garden is located on the southwest coast of the island and offers a relaxing walk among tropical trees and fruit plants. Yakushima's museums and visitor centers showcase the island's natural wonders. They also provide a knowledge tour of the history of Yakushima Island.