Shiratani Unsui-kyo Ravine

Shiratani Unsui-kyo Ravine

Shiratani Unsui-kyo Ravine, located on the island of Yakushima in Kagoshima prefecture, is famous as the place that inspired the Ghibli film, “Princess Mononoke”. The ravine is rich in nature, and has moss growing all over the trees and rocks. You can hike through the ravine, and there are a few courses to choose from. Some are as short as one hour, while others last as long as 6. From Taiko-iwa Rock, you can get a lovely view of Yakushima’s cedar forest. Since the elevation is quite high and the hikes are long, make sure to dress appropriately. Prepare for wet weather, too.

Basic Information

Address
Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
Phone
0997-42-3508
Hours
Open all day
Closed
Open year round
*Some parts may be closed off in the winter due to snow
Fee
High school students and above: ¥500
Credit Card
Unaccepted

Access

  • FromYakushima Airport
    【Yakushima Airport】Local Bus / for Miyanoura Port・Nagata
    →【Miyanourako Bus Stop】Local Bus / for Shiratani-unsui-kyo
    →【Shiratani-unsui-kyo Bus Stop】→ less than a minute walk
    
  • FromMiyanoura Port
    【Miyanourako Bus Stop】Local Bus / for Shiratani-unsui-kyo
    →【Shiratani-unsui-kyo Bus Stop】→ less than a minute walk
    

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