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Hi, I'm Jenn, a hiking guide in Yakushima.
Hi, I'm Jenn, a hiking guide in Yakushima.

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Canopy Walk and Tree-House Cafe
If anything can bring out your inner-child like a walk in the Moss Forest full of babbling brooks and curious deer, it's got to be this DIY super-project: The Canopy Walk and Tree-House Cafe near Senpiro Waterfall. Alright, before we go any further, if you ...
Canopy Walk and Tree-House Cafe
Canopy Walk and Tree-House Cafe
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NAbura! -- Warm up after a hike with noodles in a friendly atmosphere.
After trudging through the rain for ten hours, I want nothing more than calories when I  get back to town. Local specialities like flying fish and sashimi are all good, but sometimes all you want is a bowel of noodles. And I'm not talking about chicken soup...
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Ki no Mi -- Order the mushroom pizza!
For years, now, I'd been hearing about "the best pizza on the island" located somewhere "on the way to Sankara," but the only eatery I could think of in the area was an unpretentious cafe, and it seemed to be closed rather often. So when a bunch of friends ...
Ki no Mi -- Order the mushroom pizza!
Ki no Mi -- Order the mushroom pizza!
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"Coffee float" kakigori Say you just arrived in Yakushima. You just debarked from Yakushima II, the "slow ferry" and, on a whim, you walk into the first building you see. (Maybe you even had some outdated information that said the information booth was ther...
Yakushima Life
Yakushima Life
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YukiGokeYa: Shaved ice for adults
"Coffee float" kakigori Say you just arrived in Yakushima. You just debarked from Yakushima II, the "slow ferry" and, on a whim, you walk into the first building you see. (Maybe you even had some outdated information that said the information booth was ther...
YukiGokeYa: Shaved ice for adults
YukiGokeYa: Shaved ice for adults
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Common Butterflies in Yakushima
I get asked quite a bit about butterflies, and I admit, I have a hard time remembering the English, so here are a few of the butterflies I've passed and that you might pass as well! I know I'm missing some common ones (especially the Hypolimnas bolina リュウキュ...
Common Butterflies in Yakushima
Common Butterflies in Yakushima
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Deer Trends -- A tribute to a deer I once knew
Well, you're not shy, are you? Life in the forest lasts for thousands of years for the sugi (Cryptomeria) trees, but, alas, on this scale, the animals are fleeing transients, glimpsing only a few years, a single tick on the astronomical clock before their t...
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Yakushima T-shirts!
T-Shirts: I've had several inquiries about T-shirts from Yakushima. I'm happy to say that designs seem to have vastly improved and expanded since I first visited Yakushima. (Although they are still mostly heavy-weight cotton.) There are several local design...
Yakushima T-shirts!
Yakushima T-shirts!
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Yakusugiland - Overlooked Beauty
Straddling the powerful Arakawa River ,  at the foot of sacred Mt. Tacchu and Mt. Ishidzuka, flirting in and out of the layer of clouds at an altitude of 1,000 m, is Yakusugiland, a natural park where visitors can hike the moss-lined trails among thousand-y...
Yakusugiland - Overlooked Beauty
Yakusugiland - Overlooked Beauty
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Yakusugiland - Fabulous Park with a Terrible Name
Straddling the powerful Arakawa River ,  at the foot of sacred Mt. Tacchu and Mt. Ishidzuka, flirting in and out of the layer of clouds at an altitude of 1,000 m, is Yakusugiland, a natural park where visitors can hike the moss-lined trails among thousand-y...
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