Yakushima Island was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993. Although the island is located in a subtropical climate, it is nicknamed the “Oceanic Alps” because there are more than 45 mountains over 1,000 meters high in the central part of the island, and the climate around Mt. Yakushima is blessed with exquisite geographical, topographical, and climatic natural conditions. It is home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna and is often referred to as the “Galapagos of the East”. The Kuroshio Current, which flows off the coast of Yakushima, brings abundant rainfall, and more than 99% of the island’s electricity is generated by hydroelectric power using the abundant water, which has recently attracted attention as the “island closest to decarbonization.”
Located on the southern tip of the island, Hotel Yakushima is perfectly situated with Mt. Mocchomu, one of Yakushima’s seven most famous peaks, in the background and the vast ocean stretching from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
The guest rooms on the third to fifth floors are arranged around an atrium. From the balconies of the standard double rooms, guests can enjoy Yakushima’s attractive scenery from various angles, from the sea to the forest, all to themselves. There are also two premium rooms, a Western-style room and a Japanese-style room, both of which have private natural hot spring baths with a private observation deck where guests can relax and enjoy the stunning ocean view.
On the first floor there is a large natural hot spring bath, and from the outdoor bath you can watch the sun set over the edge of the mountains and into the ocean while enjoying the gentle southerly breeze. The gradual change from bright azure to orange and red as dusk approaches is truly an unforgettable sight.
The restaurant on the second floor serves dishes prepared with the finest ingredients supplied by local producers with whom we have a close relationship. For dinner, enjoy a variety of dishes based on local production for local consumption, using ingredients from each of the four seasons. For breakfast, enjoy a varied menu that includes homemade bread, freshly prepared egg dishes, and Japanese side dishes. The dishes you choose according to your mood of the day will add color to your precious travel time.
There are many ways to experience Yakushima’s nature. Trekking offers a panoramic view of giant trees over 1,000 years old, thick green moss forests, diverse vegetation vertically distributed from the coast to the mountain peaks, and the highest mountain peak in the Kyushu region. Kayaking and canoeing offer clear, crystal-clear streams and green mountains seen from the river’s surface. Snorkeling and scuba diving will take you to a world of colorful tropical fish, coral, and, if you are lucky, sea turtles. As you drive through the island, you will see spectacular waterfalls typical of a water island, white sand beaches with cobalt blue ocean waves, and yak deer and yak monkeys along the western forest road in the World Natural Heritage Area.
Whether you choose to venture out into the majestic wilderness or relax in the comfort of your room and enjoy the view, Hotel Yakushima is the perfect place for you to enjoy your daily life. Hotel Yakushima is an oasis of relaxation and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
136-2 Onoaida, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima