Mt.MOCHOMU TRAIL in YAKUSHIMA


Mochomu trail entrance, Yakushima
Mochomu trail entrance, Yakushima

A tough hike is to scale the lump of rock that hangs over Onoaida called Mt.Mochomu. The trail entrance is at Senpiro-no-taki waterfall and it snakes its way through the forest and up steep slopes.

Mochomu trail, Yakushima
Mochomu trail entrance, Yakushima

The trail is usually very quiet and it can be slightly overgrown outside of summer but is easy to follow and there are great views from the top.

Mochomu trail views
Mochomu trail views

Like all Yakushima mountains, make sure you have the right gear when you climb and be aware that it is a steady uphill climb for most of the way up.

It is a great choice if you cannot get up into the high mountains or if you want a trail with less hikers. 

For more information about the Mochomu dake trail - check out the one and only Yakumonkey Guide to Yakushima

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