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Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Village Center

Main exhibition hall displays information about natural history of Yakushima. There is a large-scale screen showing a film that is a great introduction to Yakushima. There is a souvenir shop and the tourist information center within the building.

Admission: Adult 530 yen 

Hours:  9: 00 to 17: 00 (last admission at 16:30)

Closed: Mondays (Tuesdays if a public holiday falls on a Monday) 

Open everyday from 4/29 to 5/5 and 7/20 to 8/31

Facilities: Accessible toilets available

Directions: 5 minute walk from Miyanoura Port  (Bus Stop No. 20)

Tel: 0997-42-2900

Website: http://yakushima.or.jp/

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Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum

A great place to learn about the life and the history of the island from Jomon Period to the present days. A folder with information in English available at the reception. 

Admission: Adult 100 yen Elementary to high school students 100 yen

Hours:  9: 00 to 17: 00

Closed: Mondays and Saturday afternoons, 12/28 to 1/4

Directions: 1 minute walk from Miyanoura Shishomae  (Bus Stop No. 24)

Tel: 0997-42-1900

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Yakusugi Museum

Yakusugi Museum is dedicated to Yakushima's famous cedar trees - Yakusugi. The museum exhibits about the history of forestry on the island and the relationship between Yakusugi and the people of Yakushima. The building is sensitively designed in an attractive location. An audio English guide is available.

Admission: Adult 600 yen 

Hours:  9: 00 to 17: 00 (last admission at 16:30)

Closed: First Tuesday of the month. Open everyday from August and November 

Facilities: Accessible toilets available

Directions: 1 minute walk from Yakusugi Shizenkan  (Bus Stop No. 68)

Tel: 0997-46-3113

Website: http://www.yakusugi-museum.com/

Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center

A facility run by the Ministry of Environment that opened after Yakushima was registered as a World Heritage Site. Introduces the national parks and environmental protection practice on Yakushima.

Admission: Free entry

Hours:  9: 00 to 17: 00 (last admission at 16:30)

Closed: Saturdays from 12/1 to 2/28. Closed from 12/28 to 1/3

Facilities: Accessible toilets available

Directions: 3 minute walk from Yakusugi Shizenkan  (Bus Stop No. 68)

Tel: 0997-46-2992

Website: https://www.env.go.jp/park/yakushima/ywhcc/index.htm

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Yakushima Environmental Culture Learning Center

A learning center for environmental studies. Offers a wide variety of outdoor workshops and seminars​.

Admission: Free entry

Hours:  9: 00 to 17: 00 

Closed: Saturdays from 12/1 to 2/28. Closed from 12/28 to 1/3

Facilities: Accessible toilets available

Directions: 3 minute walk from Yakusugi Shizenkan  (Bus Stop No. 68)

Tel: 0997-46-2900

Website: http://yakushima.or.jp/

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, by phone or by email (available in English, French and Chinese)

Yakushima Tourism Association 
187-1 Anbo, Yakushima Town, Kumage gun,

Kagoshima Prefecture 891-4311
TEL: 0997-46-2333

Mail : info@yakukan.jp

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