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