YAKUSHIMA ATTRACTIONS: THE SOUTH EAST

The South East of Yakushima is where Anbo one of the larger settlements is and south of here the mountains have created slightly milder weather which makes it a popular place to live and offer accommodation.

PILLOW-SHAPED LAVA BEACH

Location: Nagakubo (See Google maps)


A collection of coloured lava rock formations to climb over.

Pillow-shaped Lava beach
Pillow-shaped Lava beach

HARUTAHAMA BEACH

Location: Anbo (See Google maps)

Jagged rocks with rock pools full of fascinating creatures.

Harutahama beach
Harutahama beach

 





YAKUSUGI MUSEUM

Location: Anbo (See Google maps


Inside it has displays about the forest and a branch from Jomon Sugi which fell off several years ago.

Yakusugi Museum

SARUKAWA GAJIMARU

Location: Anbo (See Google maps


This is a peaceful place to find the famous gajimaru or banyan trees. There shouldn't be many if any people and you can pretend to be Tarzan to your heart's delight.

Sarukawa Gajimaru



TOROKI NO TAKI WATERFALL


Location: Mugio (See Google maps
 

One of only 2 waterfalls in Japan to flow directly into the sea.


Toroki-no-taki waterfall


SENPIRO NO TAKI WATERFALL

Location: Hara (See Google maps
 

The waterfall flows on a spectacularly large chunk of granite and is a popular place to visit.

Senpiro-no-taki waterfall

 




YAMANKO YUSUI SPRING WATER

Location: Hara (See Google maps
 

Fresh mountain spring water with bamboo cups - forget bottled mineral water, this is the real thing.







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