• Address

    Japan, 〒891-4200 鹿児島県熊毛郡屋久島町
  • Price / Fee

    300 Yen
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Model forest of Princess Mononoke of Studio Ghibli animation.

Questions and Tips

Opening hours and best time to visit Shiratani Cloud Water Valley?

How to get to Shiratani Cloud Water Valley?

Desmond Lua
  • 4 years ago

From Miyanoura Port
30 minutes by car (consider rental car if roaming the island)
3,000 to 3,500 yen for Taxi
* Bus (35 minutes, 530 Yen one way, one bus every 2-3 hours)

Things to do in Shiratani Cloud Water Valley?

Desmond Lua
  • 4 years ago

Yayoisugi Cedar course (1 hour)
Forest of Princess Momoko course (2 hours)
TaikoIwa Rock roundtrip course (4 hours)
Genseirin (Primeval Forest) course (3 hours)
Sanbon-ashisugi Round Trip course (1 hour)
Genseirin (Primeval Forest) and TaikoIwa Rock roundtrip course (5 hours)


Information & Tips about Shiratani Cloud Water Valley?



  • 5 months ago

Green and moist mossy forest! Though we forgot to bring the tree spirits here, we enjoyed ourselves very much in this forest, playing with totoro instead.

  • 2 years ago
  • 511 reviews

Shiratani Cloud Water Valley Reviews - Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, Yakushima Attractions - TripAdvisor

Book your tickets online for Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho: See 511 reviews, articles, and 494 photos of Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, ranked No.1 on TripAdvisor among 70 attractions in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.
Desmond Lua
  • 5 months ago

Personally, the Shiratani trail is more beautiful than the Jomon Sugi trail. If you have time, do both. Else, Shiratani is an easier and nicer trail, with many big cedar trees as well.

Good thing about Yakushima trail is that you don't need good weather as most of the trail are within the forest with little opportunity to view the landscape of nearby mountains (except Toikawa Rock). If fact, the moss gets more vibrant after a rain.

We did the Bugyosugi Cedar Course plus Toikawa Rock loop, which should take 4 hours, but we spend the entire day in Shiratani (from 8am) and left on the last bus at 4.10pm.

  • 4 years ago

Yakushima: Shiratani Unsuikyo - Tofugu

Off the coast of Kagoshima Prefecture (about 4 hours away via ferry ride) lies a very beautiful island known as Yakushima. It’s quite popular among both Japanese and foreign tourists for its beautiful forests and beaches. There are an endless number of hiking and trekking routes, and it’s also a great location for snorkeling and scuba …
  • 6 years ago

Shiratani Unsuikyo Hike – Yakushima, Japan | Two Clowns Tripping

Background For information on how to get to Yakushima, please drop by my Japan travel planner. We were based in Onaida (Shiki-no-yado minshuku), a small village on the south coast of Yakushima only a short drive from the port city of Anbo. Knowing full well that the bus service on Yakushima was infrequent and slow,…

Yakushima Life: Course 1. Shiratani-Unsuikyo Park

Ancient cryptomeria trees, moss forests, and pristine waters await you. Enjoy hiking in Yakushima with a native-English speaking guide.
  • 10 years ago

The Kusugawa trail & Shiratani Unsuikyo ~ Yakushima: A Visitor's Guide

The timings and exact details of the trail are in the guide book but here are a few pictures and the basics. This path begins at the coast and is signposted in ...