Calling all active travelers, this 3.5-hour kayaking tour showcases the natural splendor of Yakushima island from the water. In a small group limited to four, you’ll paddle downstream on the Anbo River — the UNESCO-listed island’s longest river — past forests filled with ancient cedar trees. In summer, opt to swim in the crystal clear water and in winter, admire the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains. This tour is suitable for all ages and ability, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup between 8am and 8:30am. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the lower section of the Anbo River and receive a safety briefing, don a life jacket, and climb into your kayak.
At a leisurely pace, paddle downstream past dense forests populated with ancient cedar trees that have earned Yakushima its UNESCO-listed status. Your guide provides personalized attention to your small group limited to four, ensuring your experience is safe and enjoyable.
In the summer months, grasp the opportunity to dive into the river’s crystal clear waters for a swim. Your tour concludes with hotel drop-off at around lunchtime.