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How do I get to the high-speed ferry terminal from Kagoshima Airport?


There are about 14 limousine buses from the airport to the high-speed ferry terminal a day. Travel time is about 50 minutes. In addition, there are limouseine buses to Kagoshima city every 10 minutes from 8:30 am to 9:15 pm. Get off at "Kagoshima Chuo Ekimae", change buses to the high-speed ferry terminal. Alternatively, get off at "Kinseicho" and walk 20 minutes to the ferry terminal.




How do I get to the Taniyama ferry terminal for Ferry Hibiscus?


There is one bus per day from Kagoshima Chuo Station to Taniyama Port. Kagoshima Chuo Station 中央駅発(15:48)→Taniyama Port 谷山港着(16:34). For more information contact us, or check Yakushima Ferry Hibiscus website.





Weather

What is the temperature like?


The average temperature ranges from 11.6 °C in January to 27.2 °C in August. Average annual rainfall is 4477.2mm * The above records are recorded ​​at Yakushima Weather Station (Koseda) which is at sea level.




What is the temperature in the mountains?


It is generally said that the temperature drops by 0.6 ° C for every 100m of elevation. However, in Yakushima, due to the topography unique to Yakushima, there is a temperature difference of about 10 ° C between Yakusugi Land at an altitude of 1,000 m and sea level. People often think of Yakushima as a tropical island, but if you go to the mountains, please take adequate precautions against the rain and cold.




What's the weather like?


The weather is similar to that of Kagoshima city. Japan Meteorological Agency website




Does it really rain 35 days per month?


This saying comes from a famous Japanese writer, Rumiko Hayashi who spent some time in Yakushima. It doesn't rain every day but it tends to rain more from spring to the rainy season in June. Annual rainfall at sealevel is 3,000~4,000mm, and 10,000mm in the mountains. Often it is rainy in one part of the island and sunny in another part.




Does it snow?


It snows during a cold wave sometime between mid December and February. There may be 50cm of snow at Yakusugi Land (1,000m above sea level). As it rains a lot on Yakushima, the rain may quickly turn into heavy snow during a cold wave. The roads to Yakusugiland and Shiratani Unsuikyo will be closed if there is a risk of snowfall or ice.




When is the rainy season?


On average, the rainy season is from May 31 to July 14. Source: Japan Metereorological Agency




When is the typhoon season?


Mostly from July to September. Three to four typhoons approach most years.





Island toursim

How do I get to the high-speed ferry terminal from Kagoshima Airport?


There are about 14 limousine buses from the airport to the high-speed ferry terminal a day. Travel time is about 50 minutes. In addition, there are limouseine buses to Kagoshima city every 10 minutes from 8:30 am to 9:15 pm. Get off at "Kagoshima Chuo Ekimae", change buses to the high-speed ferry terminal. Alternatively, get off at "Kinseicho" and walk 20 minutes to the ferry terminal.




How do I get to the Taniyama ferry terminal for Ferry Hibiscus?


There is one bus per day from Kagoshima Chuo Station to Taniyama Port. Kagoshima Chuo Station 中央駅発(15:48)→Taniyama Port 谷山港着(16:34). For more information contact us, or check Yakushima Ferry Hibiscus website.





Hiking

What is the temperature like?


The average temperature ranges from 11.6 °C in January to 27.2 °C in August. Average annual rainfall is 4477.2mm * The above records are recorded ​​at Yakushima Weather Station (Koseda) which is at sea level.




What is the temperature in the mountains?


It is generally said that the temperature drops by 0.6 ° C for every 100m of elevation. However, in Yakushima, due to the topography unique to Yakushima, there is a temperature difference of about 10 ° C between Yakusugi Land at an altitude of 1,000 m and sea level. People often think of Yakushima as a tropical island, but if you go to the mountains, please take adequate precautions against the rain and cold.




What's the weather like?


The weather is similar to that of Kagoshima city. Japan Meteorological Agency website




Does it really rain 35 days per month?


This saying comes from a famous Japanese writer, Rumiko Hayashi who spent some time in Yakushima. It doesn't rain every day but it tends to rain more from spring to the rainy season in June. Annual rainfall at sealevel is 3,000~4,000mm, and 10,000mm in the mountains. Often it is rainy in one part of the island and sunny in another part.




Does it snow?


It snows during a cold wave sometime between mid December and February. There may be 50cm of snow at Yakusugi Land (1,000m above sea level). As it rains a lot on Yakushima, the rain may quickly turn into heavy snow during a cold wave. The roads to Yakusugiland and Shiratani Unsuikyo will be closed if there is a risk of snowfall or ice.




When is the rainy season?


On average, the rainy season is from May 31 to July 14. Source: Japan Metereorological Agency




When is the typhoon season?


Mostly from July to September. Three to four typhoons approach most years.





Sea turtles

How do I get to the high-speed ferry terminal from Kagoshima Airport?


There are about 14 limousine buses from the airport to the high-speed ferry terminal a day. Travel time is about 50 minutes. In addition, there are limouseine buses to Kagoshima city every 10 minutes from 8:30 am to 9:15 pm. Get off at "Kagoshima Chuo Ekimae", change buses to the high-speed ferry terminal. Alternatively, get off at "Kinseicho" and walk 20 minutes to the ferry terminal.




How do I get to the Taniyama ferry terminal for Ferry Hibiscus?


There is one bus per day from Kagoshima Chuo Station to Taniyama Port. Kagoshima Chuo Station 中央駅発(15:48)→Taniyama Port 谷山港着(16:34). For more information contact us, or check Yakushima Ferry Hibiscus website.