Yakushima is known for its wildlife and cedar forests. In the northwest is Nagata Inaka-hama, a beach with seasonal loggerhead turtle nesting grounds. The central Mt. Miyanoura is marked by the Arakawa trail and the ancient Jōmon Sugi tree. In the east, Yakusugi Museum has exhibits about the region's cedar forests. The western shore is home to towering Ōko-no-taki waterfall.
JR HOTEL YAKUSHIMA
Located on the south side of the island, a 20-minute drive from Anbo port, you will truly be able to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the ocean at this superior resort hotel.
With a balcony and large windows, each spacious room comes with a sofa and a tatami mat seating area. A small fridge and a flat-screen TV are included in the room, as are the usual amenities and facilities.
The hotel restaurant serves both Western and Japanese cuisine and offers a breakfast buffet of Western and Japanese dishes. If you have an early start you can request breakfast to take with you on your day's adventure.
The hotel's indoor and outdoor natural hot spring baths offer gorgeous ocean views and are perfect for relaxing in after an active day.
YAKUSHIMA GREEN HOTEL
This simple but pleasant hotel is just 3 minutes by taxi from Anbo port on the eastern side of the island or 30 minutes from Miyanoura Port on the north side.
The rooms here are quite spacious with a view of the ocean. They are furnished with all the standard amenities and facilities, including TV and safe. Free wi-fi is available and there is a PC corner for internet access as well.
The hotel's Japanese restaurant serves kaiseki style Japanese food made with locally sourced ingredients, including the local specialty, flying fish. Japanese breakfast is served daily. If you have an early start you can request breakfast to take with you on your day's adventure.
For some evening relaxation after your day's activity, take a dip in the hotel's hot spring baths or relax in the hot stone sauna.