Hike The Otherworldly Forests Of Yakushima

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NATURE: Hike the otherworldly forests of Yakushima Island 

Southern Japan’s highest peak lies on the subtropical island of Yakushima, making it a mecca for hikers keen to reach Miyanoura-dake’s 1935m summit. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Yakushima Island lies off the southern tip of Kyushu and aside from a wealth of prime hiking terrain, boasts some of Japan’s most spectacular forest scenery – worth the trip whether you’re a hiker or not.

Alongside Miyanoura-dake, Yakushima’s craggy mountains are home to a further five peaks over 1800m meaning there’s plenty to keep even the most avid hikers occupied. For those preferring to stick to the lowlands, Yakushima’s beautiful sandy beaches and mysterious mossy cedar forests are ripe for exploring, and once you’ve had your fill of trekking, be sure to visit one of the island’s many onsen, or hot spring baths – the ideal end to a tough day hiking. Images: Casey Yee

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