RECOMMENDATIONS

Yakushima Island is a wonderful place rooted in nature, but it also offers a variety of shops, accommodation and restaurants, often with a local style.  While there are many other amazing people not listed here, YAKUSHIMA EXPERIENCE tries to only recommend companies and businesses we have personal contact with, and this is purely to help visitors get to the right people when they come here.  

Let us know if YAKUSHIMA EXPERIENCE can help find something specific for you… 

Beautiful swimming spots…

RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW INCLUDE:

YAKUSHIMA GUIDE BOOK

ACCOMMODATION

WATER ACTIVITIES


FOOD & RESTAURANTS


SOUVENIR & CRAFT SHOPS


RENTAL CAR / BIKE / GEAR

ORIENTATION IN YAKUSHIMA

Yakushima is a circular island, so we often use clock times to orientate.  12 o`clock being due north and 6 o`clock due south.  With this system it is easy to understand direction and locations. 

1 o’clock    Miyanoura Port / Shiratani Unsuikyo
2 o’clock    Airport
3 o’clock    Anbo Port /Yakusugi Land
4 o’clock    Takahira / Mugio / Senpiro Water Fall
5 o’clock    Onoaida Hot Springs
6 o’clock    Hirauchi Hot Spring
7 o’clock    Nakama / Fruits Gerden
8 o’clock    Ohko Water Fall / Kurio Turtle Beach
9 o’clock    Seibu Rindo (World Heritage forest path)
10 o’clock  Nagata / Turtle Beach
11 o’clock  Yoshida
12 o’clock  Isso Beach

YAKUSHIMA GUIDE BOOK

YAKUMONKEY

http://www.yakumonkey.com/

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ACCOMMODATION

LOCAL JAPANESE STYLE / COTTAGES

SHIKINOYADO  (5 o’clock – Onoaida Area)

http://www.h3.dion.ne.jp/~yasuakim/english.html

-Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2014
-Mt Mochomu View
-Private Outside Bath
-Onoaida Hotspring near by
-Owner Speak English

Mochomu View - Shikino Yado

Mochomu View – Shikino Yado

 

MINSHUKU NICOICHI  (4 o’clock – Haruo Area)  

 http://nicoichi-yakushima.jimdo.com/

-Mt Mochomu View
-Owner Speaks English

YAKUSHIMA VIEWS  (6 o’clock – Hirauchi Area)

http://www13.plala.or.jp/views/photo.html

-Ocean & Mountain View
-Beautiful Architect Cottage
-Long stay

UMINO COTTAGE TIDA  (7 o’clock – Yudomari Area)

http://www.yakushima-tida.com/english/index.html

-Ocean View
-Great Tokyo Trained Chef
-Yudomari Hot spring 10min walk
-Cottages


MORINOKOKAGE (3 o’clock – Funayuki Area)

http://travel.rakuten.com/hotel/info/67929/

-Logcabin Cottages
-Owner Speak English
-Easy Transport

LA ISLA TASSE (3 o’clock – Anbo Area)

http://yakushima-tasse.com/

-Next Anbo River
-Easy Transport
-In the Anbo Town
-Owner Speak English

HEART LAND HOUSE  (3 o’clock – Anbo Area)  

http://www.heartland-house.net/

-Easy Transport
-In the Anbo Town
-Economical

MANMARU  (3 o’clock – Anbo Area) 

http://manmaru.jimdo.com/yakushima-guesthouse-manmaru-in-english/

-Ocean View
-Easy Transport
-In the Anbo Town

MINSHUKU UMIKAWA   (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area)

http://yakushima-umikawa.com/

-Near Miyanoura port
-Economical

HOTELS & RESORTS

SANKARA HOTEL & SPA  (4 o’clock – Mugio Area)

http://www.sankarahotel-spa.com/en/

-Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2015
-Yakushima High-end Resort Hotel
-Spa
-Ocean & Mountain View
-Wonderful Chef

sankara hotel

sankara hotel

JR HOTEL YAKUSHIMA  (5 o’clock – Onoaida Area)

http://www.jrk-hotels.jp/Yakushima/index.php

-Ocean & Mountain View
-Wonderful Chef
-Hot-spring Bath

Mountain View - JR Hotel

Mountain View – JR Hotel

IWASAKI HOTEL  (5 o’clock – Onoaida Area)

http://yakushima.iwasakihotels.com/en/

-Ocean & Mountain View
-Hot-spring Bath 

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WATER ACTIVITIES

KAYAK & SUP SPINNAKER

http://yakushima-kayak.com/

-Sea Kayak
-Rver Kayak
-Stand up paddle board (SUP)

SUP GREEN MOUNT

http://www.greenmount.jp/

-Rver Kayak
-Stand up paddle board (SUP)
-Yoga SUP (Lady instructor)

SCUBA DIVING MOGURIYA  

http://yakuumi.com/top.html

Anbou River

Anbou River

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

YUKIGOKEYA FERRY TERMINAL 2F  (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area)

-Cafe
-Hand nel drip coffee
-Hand made sweets

Miyanoura Ferry Terminal

Miyanoura Ferry Terminal

Anmitsu - Yukigokeya

Anmitsu – Yukigokeya

UNSUI  (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area)

http://www.yakushima-unsui.sakura.ne.jp/

-Japanese
-Sato’s recommend Japanese traditional restaurant

KOHANA  (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area)

http://r.gnavi.co.jp/h2kr9v7x0000/

-Japanese
-Cam’s favorite dish “Deep fried oyster”

KOMOREBI (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area) 

http://www.yakushima-marche.com/cust-spot/5378/

-Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake)
-Lunch & Dinner (not every day, check opening days)
-Beautiful River Views from 2nd Floor

Komorebi's Tomato Okonomiyaki. Very Delicious.

Komorebi’s Tomato Okonomiyaki. Very Delicious.

HITOMEKURI (1 o’clock – Miyanoura Area) 

http://cafe-hitomekuri.net/

-Lunch,Cafe & Dinner
-Fresh Local Veg, Fish, Venison, Black Pork
-Cafe Sweets

Hitomekuri - Caramel custard pudding Parfait

Hitomekuri – Caramel custard pudding Parfait

 

ILMARE  (2 o’clock – Airport Area)

http://www.ilmare3.jp/

-Luxury Italian Lunch & Dinner
-Fresh Local Veg, Fish, Venison, Black Pork
-Takeout Pizza OUR FAVORITE IS WILD VENISON & BLUE CHEESE!

Yakushima Venison Pizza Take out -Ilmare Delicious!

Yakushima Venison Pizza Take out -Ilmare
Delicious!

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Ilmare☆Yakushima Venison bolognese☆

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Hachimanjyu tea farm ☆Macha ice cream☆

HACHIMANJYUCHAEN  (2 o’clock – Airport Area)

http://www4.synapse.ne.jp/hachimanjyu/omise.html

-Green Tea Ice Cream (And Vanilla)

-Local Pottery

JUNGLE KITCHEN  (3 o’clock – Anbo Area)

http://junglekitchen.tumblr.com/

-Lunch,Cafe,Dinner and Dinning Bar
-Multinational cuisine
-Fresh Local Veg and Fruits (Sweets)
-Music event often

Jungle Kitchen

Jungle Kitchen

 

JIIJI-YA  (3 o’clock/Anbo Area)

-Dinner and Dinning Bar
-Fresh Local Veg, and Fish
-Anbo River Views

KIRANKUYA  (3 o’clock/Anbo Area)

-Japanese Buckwheat Noodle = Soba
-Hidden Place

SANKARA HOTEL & SPA  (4 o’clock/Mugio Area)

http://www.sankarahotel-spa.com/en/

-Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2015
-Yakushima High-end Resort Hotel
-Spa
-Ocean & Mountain View
-Wonderful Chef
-Special Occasion
-Need to book

ROKKAKUDOH  (4 o’clock – Mugio Area)

http://www.yakushima-h.com/

-Spicy curry
-Relax location
-Book library

Rokkakudoh - ☆Spicy curry☆

Rokkakudoh – ☆Spicy curry☆

LA TABLE  (6 o’clock – Hirauchi Area)

http://latabledeikumi.info/

-French + Yakushima cuisine
-Luxury Lunch & Dinner
-Need to book
-Special Occasion

 

 

Yukigokeya - shaved ice with passion-fruits syrup Yum!

Yukigokeya – shaved ice with passion-fruits syrup Yum!

 

SOUVENIR & CRAFT SHOPS

YAKUSUGI TAKEDA

http://www.yakusugi-takeda.com/omise-koujyou/

Huge Yakusugi Selection & Owner Speaks English

KASHIMA KOUGEI

http://www.yakumonkey.com/2007/06/arts-and-crafts-of-yakushima.html

URIZUN GAMA

http://www.yakumonkey.com/2007/06/arts-and-crafts-of-yakushima.html

SHINPACHIGAMA  

http://www6.ocn.ne.jp/~yakugama/

Yakusugi Zippo -Takeda Sangyo

Yakusugi Zippo -Takeda Sangyo

 

 

RENTAL CAR / BIKE / GEAR

NAKAGAWA SPORTS  (Miyanoura Area)

http://yakushima-sp.com/rental/rental.html

Outdoor equipment shop that both rents and sells gear.  Large range of great products that is very handy if you haven`t got everything you need.

SANGAKUTARO  (Anbo Area)

http://www.andes-k.co.jp/yakushima-rental/

A new outdoor equipment shop in Anbo that has an awesome range of products for playing in the ocean, rivers and mountains.  Rental and purchase available.  The indoor bouldering wall is also a nice touch and keeps the kids occupied while you shop.

YAMAHA NANGOKU Rental Bike (Anbo Area)

http://www14.ocn.ne.jp/~nangoku/sub1.html

Engine or legs, this shop rents all sorts of high quality two wheeled action.  From road cycles to mountain bikes, scooters to big cruisers, there is a full range of well maintained toys available.  Note that if you plan to rent a scooter you will need an international driving permit.

MASTUBANDA RENTA-CAR (Airport Area)

http://yakushima.co.jp/

If you want some autonomy while on the island and plan to rent a car, Matsubanda has many well maintained options to choose from.  Very conveniently located across the road from the airport (1 minute walk), you can jump from plane to car without any fuss.  Note you will need an international driving permit to rent a car in Yakushima.

World Heritage Cycling

World Heritage Cycling