Hiking in Japan - Nasei-shoto (Chapter)
This is the Nansei-Shoto chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
This appealing region offers two of Japan's least visited and worthiest outdoor destinations - the extraordinary islands of Yaku-shima and Iriomote-jima. Though they're increasingly popular with local outdoor enthusiasts, the islands have yet to take off among non-Japanese travellers. Get in quick!
- hike into the magical forests of Yaku-shima to stand in awe of the massive 7200 year-old Jomon-sugi
- bush-bash your way across Iriomote-jima, Japan's last remaining pocket of true jungle wilderness
Coverage includes: Climate, Language, Environment, Planning, Getting to/from the Hike, Yaku-shima Traverse, Irimote-jima Traverse, Town & Facilities.
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