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.  

 

Beautiful swimming spots…

 

YAKUSHIMA GUIDE BOOK          ACCOMMODATION          WATER ACTIVITIES      FOOD & RESTAURANTS          SOUVENIR & CRAFT SHOPS          RENTAL

 

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://www.morinokokage.net/accessE.html

-Log cabin Cottages
-Owner Speak English
-Easy Transport

 

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

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

-Easy Transport
-Close to Anbo Town
-Economical

 

MANMARU  (3 o’clock – Anbo Area) 

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

-Ocean View
-Easy Transport
-Close to 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

 


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