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Steve B.

Kumage gun, Kagoshima ken, Japan

I have lived in Japan since 1999 and I moved to the UNESCO World Heritage island of Yakushima in 2011.

I began guiding on Yakushima in 2013. I have experience of high altitude treks (over 5, 000 metres) as well as expedition hikes in Europe and Asia. Yakushima has a number of great hikes through a wide variety of landscapes; from sub-tropical to sub-alpine. The island is a natural paradise, but it also has a historical and cultural story that sets it apart from mainland Japan. Visitors to Yakushima should consider at least 3 days upon the island as a recommended itinerary would include an island tour, a forest hike and a mountain hike as this would leave the visitor with a rich impression of Yakushima.

Credentials

Japan Red Cross First Aid Certificate
Yakushima Eco Tourism Certificate
Japanese Proficiency Level 2 (2002)

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Tours by Steve B.

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Yakushima Island Tour

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Yakushima waterfalls & major sites tour.

430 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Kuromidake (1815m)

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Yakushima central mountain sub-alpine hike

550 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

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Mount Tachu (1497m)

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Yakushima forest and mountain hike

500 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Jomon sugi

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Japan's oldest tree

660 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

11 hours

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Mount Mocchomu (940m)

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A challenging Yakushima mountain hike

530 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Yakusugi Land

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Yakushima forest hike with large cedar trees.

490 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Shiratani Unsuikyo

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Yakushima moss forest hike

490 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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