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The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided

The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided

The Ultimate Luxury Yakushima Walk & Kayak 5D4N, Private Guided


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At A Glance Departures

A luxury 5 day active holiday to Yakushima. Explore the magical atmosphere of an unspoiled Yakushima on foot and kayak out deep into the emerald-green valley of the Anbo river. Sure to please the senses of the most adept outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, this Yakushima tour is brimming with best walking and kayaking experiences and relaxation at the secluded retreat - Sankara Hotel & Spa. Walk to explore Yakushima UNESCO heritage site by day and enjoy world-class fine dining at night. This tour is the best of both worlds - the rustic beauty of the nature that surrounds, and all the comforts of a 5-star hotel.

The tour includes 4 nights accommodation, all meals, English speaking private guide, all transportation, all entry tickets/park fees, and airport or ferry port return transfers.

Combining the best walking routes with acclaimed Sankara Hotel & Spa Yakushima, this short escape represents the ultimate in luxury on Yakushima. 

Departure Dates:
Departs daily year round on request.

Dates or itineraries don't fit?
We specialise in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury journeys to Japan. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for departure dates, availability or a "tailor-made" itinerary. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    A luxury journey to explore Yakushima Island, the protected national park that has been declared a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site and constitutes a unique area of almost completely untouched nature and wilderness in Japan.

    Yakushima Island is a subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu and a place many Japanese people long to visit. Designated a Unesco World Heritage, the mystic ancient forests and the towering mountains make it a secluded and largely unspoiled paradise for nature lovers or an avid hikers.

  • Accommodation

    You will stay at the luxurious Sankara Hotel & Spa throughout the trip.

    Sankara Hotel & Spa
    Set on ‘The Alps on the Sea’, the mysterious Island of Yakushima, Sankara Hotel & Spa is a secluded retreat set between mountains, cedar forests and the sea. It features 29 refined, villa-type rooms, a wonderfully indulgent spa and a superb French restaurant offering a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. The glorious granite mountains in the background, the uninterrupted sea views and the sounds of wildlife in the surrounding forest and orchards are constant reminders that this is a magical place.

    Your room is sumudra villa (53 ㎡) with forest views.

    Room Upgrade Options

    sankara junior suite (71 ㎡): The room is decorated in a modern Asian style with a wood theme. The rich finish of teak creates a comfortable, natural ambience. 3 rooms in total.

    sankara villa suite (104 ㎡): A large villa has a wooden deck in the ocean-view room. 1 room in total.

    sankara suite (126 ㎡): The most luxurious suite room in the main hall. The room comes with a spa room, so you can enjoy spa treatment in the comfort of your room and an outdoor bath to enjoy the nature of Yakushima. 1 room in total.

    Please contact us for room upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Food

    Two splendid restaurants offers beautiful delicate French cuisine and ingredients are carefully selected from local suppliers that represent the island according to the seasons. You will appreciate the freshness and authenticity of the local produce.

    You will have two dinners at Ayana offering simple and casual French cuisine, focusing on seasonal ingredients and unique flavors that best represent the island.

    Your final dinner will be at Okas. You'll savor a natural French full-course menu while watching Chef's artistic culinary skills and enjoying a conversation with him. Tables overlook the ocean.

    As a general guide:

    Breakfasts: ranges from Japanese style breakfast to buffet breakfast.

    Lunches: Bento lunches for walking excursions.

    Dinners: French style.

    No alcohol or beverages included.

    Dietary Requirements
    Provided we are advised in advance of your departure we are able to cater for some dietary requirements. Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us well in advance (at least 1 month prior to your trip) to determine whether we can cater for such dietary requirements on your chosen adventure.

    Please note that vegetarian options are available, but limited. Strict vegetarian diets, vegan diets, or gluten free diets will be difficult to accommodate due to the pervasiveness of the fish-based stock dashi and the use of soy sauce and miso in Japanese cuisine. There may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide your own food. We are unable to guarantee a peanut‐free or allergen‐free trip, and therefore, we strongly encourage that travellers with life‐threatening or severe allergies take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure. Passengers must travel with all necessary medications for food allergies and be capable of self‐administering these medications.
  • What's Included

    - 4 nights luxury accommodation in a sumudra villa at Sankara Hotel & Spa on a twin share basis (single supplement available at addition expense). Room upgrade is available at additional cost
    - Enjoy world-class French cuisine from local produce. 4x breakfasts, 3x lunches, 4x dinners
    - Private guiding for 3 day walks and half day kayaking with an English speaking professional local guide
    - All trail transfers
    - Return private transfers to/from the Yakushima airport or ferry port
    - All entry fees and park fees

    Other Activities on the island at Additional Charges:
    - Kayaking
    - Fishing
    - Stand up paddle boarding
    - Snorkeling
    - Scuba diving

    We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury journeys to Japan. The following are some of the sample activities that we can offer. Please contact us for more information or a tailor-made itinerary.
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • DAY 5

  • What's included

    - 4 nights luxury accommodation in a sumudra villa at Sankara Hotel & Spa on a twin share basis (single supplement available at addition expense). Room upgrade is available at additional cost
    - Enjoy world-class French cuisine from local produce. 4x breakfasts, 3x lunches, 4x dinners
    - Private guiding for 3 day walks and half day kayaking with an English speaking professional local guide
    - All trail transfers
    - Return private transfers to/from the Yakushima airport or ferry port
    - All entry fees and park fees

  • walk distance

    Day 1: Arrived in Yakushima
    Day 2: Mt. Kuromidake mountain hiking, approx. 10 km, 7-8 hours / Altitude: 1370-1831 meter
    Day 3: Yamatosugi trekking, approx. 8 km, 7-8 hours / Altitude: 1000-1260 meter
    Day 4: Shiratani-unsuikyo Forest Trekking, approx. 5 km, 7 hours / Altitude: 600-1050 meter
    Day 5: Half day kayaking, approx. 3.5 hours and departing from Yakushima Island

  • Getting There

    The departure point is Yakushima. We pickup from either Yakushima airport or ferry port.

    How to Get to Yakushima
    - Itami airport (ITM) to Yakushima airport (KUM) 95 minutes
    - Fukuoka airport (FUK) to Yakushima airport (KUM) 60 minutes
    - Kagoshima airport (KOJ) to Yakushima airport (KUM) 40 minutes
    - Kagoshima Port to Miyanoura Port / Anbo Port 2 - 2.5 hours

    The finishing point Yakushima. We drop you off at either Yakushima airport or ferry port.
  • Weather and Climate

    SPRING (Late March to mid-May)
    Tourist season officially starts in Yakushima in March. Starting with little copsis flowers and big fuscia camelias in February and culminating in cherry trees in April and rhododendrons in May, spring is a beautiful time of year. April is often less crowded. The rainy season also gets underway in mid-late May, but it is often rainy from the end of April. Avoid the Japanese holidays of Golden Week if you can (and if you can't, try the less popular trails).

    RAINY SEASON (Late May to early July, maybe longer)
    One of Yakushima's most spectacular sights, the blanket of rhododendrons blooming in the central mountains, is only visible in late May to early June in the central mountains. Sea turtles egg-laying season is at it's peak. Deer and monkeys start to give birth. If you like rain and mist and luscious moss, this is your season!

    SUMMER (Mid-July through September)
    Sea turtles lay eggs at night through mid-summer, and then the eggs begin to hatch. Enjoy water sports like swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayak/SUP/canoeing, and river-climbing! Even though the interior may be rainy, the coasts are often sunny! Try to avoid the Japanese holidays of the Obon season.

    FALL (October through November)
    Cooler, dryer weather is usually good for hiking. The fall leaves may not be as bountiful as in mainland Japan, but they are beautiful against a mossy green backdrop. Try to avoid the Japanese holidays of Silver Week. Typhoons are possible and some years see swaths of fog. Temperatures begin to get colder and days are shorter.

    WINTER (Late November to March)
    It hardly ever snows in the coastal towns, but it often snows in the interior. Forest hikes can be beautiful with moss peaking out of the snow, icicle-lined streams, and trees covered in frozen mist. Trails are very empty and quiet, and you can see the footprints of animals in the snow. Also, there are no leeches even on the rugged trails of outer mountains in the winter! It's tangerine/orange season from late December through March.

    Yakushima Weather
  • Other Information

    Onlyluxe Travel acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by Onlyluxe Travel.

    A non-refundable 30% deposit is payable within 7 days of your booking, with the final balance due 60 days prior to departure. If a booking is made 60 days or less before departure, the full payment is payable immediately. Last minute bookings are payable before arrival. Failure to pay on time may result in automatic cancellation of a booking with cancellation penalties payable to Onlyluxe Travel. If you pay by credit card or PayPal a surcharge will be added to the total price.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify Onlyluxe Travel, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Please consult travel consultant on age limit.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise Onlyluxe travel and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. Onlyluxe Travel and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which Onlyluxe Travel or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure Onlyluxe Travel will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the Onlyluxe Travel and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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