YAKUSHIMA ATTRACTIONS: THE SOUTH WEST

Yakushima - the South-west
The South-west coast of Yakushima

NAKAMA BEACH

中間浜

Location: Nakama (See Google maps)


Nakama beach
Nakama beach
Nakama is a quiet village and the beach is usually deserted. It's the best place on the island to surf.  


TSUKAZAKI TIDAL POOLS

塚崎タイドプール

Location: Kurio (See Google maps)



Tsukazaki Tidal pools
Tsukazaki Tidal pool is usually crystal clear
A great safe place to go snorkeling provided the tides allow you.

NATURAL MANGROVES

メヒルギ自生地区

Location: Kurio (See Google maps)


mangroves sign


Yakushima mangroves
Yakushima mangroves
Scramble down to the river bank and you'll find this rare sight so far north in the hemisphere.


SHAKUNAGE NO MORI PARK

石楠花の森公園

Location: Kurio (See Google maps)


Shakunage forest park, Yakushima
Shakunage forest park, Yakushima


Shakunage park
The river bed at Shakunage forest park, Yakushima
A great place to wander, paddle in the river and watch the flowers.


OKO-NO-TAKI WATERFALL

大川の滝

Location: Kurio (See Google maps)


Oko-no-taki waterfall
Oko-no-taki waterfall

Sagoshi beach
Sagoshi beach
The biggest of the waterfalls and it roars after heavy rain. 


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