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Shiratani Cloud Water Valley

Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho, Kagoshima Prefecture 891-4200, Japan
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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We hiked to the Jomon sugi via Shiratani Unsuikyo/Kusugawa trail. If you can only have one day for hiking and wanna see them all (Jomon sugi and the moss forest), this is the best way but it need a longer time and stamina than the normal Arakawa trail. The moss forest is so awesome it's worth the pain for me.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The hike is about 5 hours, and there can be quite a bit of up and down in some places. I'm in pretty good shape cardio wise, butmy thigh muscles were pretty sore the next day. Just take your time and be sure to stretch! Its a wonderful hike through a fantasy forest, and I definitely felt the Mononoke vibe... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Beautiful place. It was hard for me to walk around in the forest for four - five hours, but after a long walk, I got a very wonderful scenery at Taiko rock. I joined a guide tour since it was first time to go there. If you have a confidence of your energy and the weather is good, you may... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hike was longer than we had anticipated (4h) . However the view from Taiko Iwa was so rewarding we forgot all about it. The trail is a lot more beautiful than the one going to Jomon Sugi.

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Tokyo, Japan
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

You can take small child. There are many safe walking trails. Your kids must enjoy walking in woods!

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had perfect weather and ended up doing all of hiking trails in the leaflet which took us about 5 hours in total. The last part of the Taikoiwa Rock climb is steep but the view is breathtaking, so it's well worth it. We've hiked in lots of places around the world and this is definitely one of the best.... More

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Magical enchanted forest, like nothing we've ever seen! Definitely do the long hiking loop, up to point 15 or 16 on the map, to the rock overlook. It is moderately difficult but well worth it!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This place is just amazing! I lost count on how many times we stopped and said wow....and felt we were part of another world. The old trees with their roots growing all over the place covered in moss, the rocks, the waterfalls, the sound of the birds, the monkeys and deer that passes our path so many times, well it... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

We did the 3km or up to point 15 track, it poured parts of the way but was absolutely worth it. The Princess Mononoke area was unbelievably beautiful as was the rest of the walk. Be SUPER well prepared with rain gear. You will even need waterproof pants.

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