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Nice view

This is the rocky view point at the end of Shiratani Unsuikyo Trail. It's not that hard to reach... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Seoul, South Korea
light hiking but gorgeous scenery

We went there spring time. Usually, there is a rainy season but at the time it was really nice... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2019
Vancouver, Canada
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Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the rocky view point at the end of Shiratani Unsuikyo Trail. It's not that hard to reach and has a great view.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

We went there spring time. Usually, there is a rainy season but at the time it was really nice weather. Some people say that rain with this forest is real Yakushima forest scenery but Sunny day also very beautiful! 春先に屋久島を訪れ、到着した日に足慣らしも込めて太鼓岩へ行きました。トレールはとても空いており、サインをちゃんと確認しないと迷うかもなぁと思うくらいでした。森の中を抜けていくと、数時間のハイキングとは思えない壮大な景色に迎えられました。

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ka7tnu
Reviewed 28 October 2018

One of the highlight of the Shiratani Unsuikyo Trekking, make sure to go up to this peak/rock/Taikoiwa for an amazing view of the world below. For more, check hiddenjapanguide.com

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rie s
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It's the very end of the Shiratani 4-hour return hike, marker 16 on the map. And it will not be easy to get up there, but it's worth it for that view and sense of accomplishment when you finally make it to the top. Just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 13 August 2017

After a couple hours of hiking through the thick Genserin Shiratani rainforest, it is both magical and surreal to finally emerge from all the foliage to behold such a view. WOW. It was incredibly windy which made it even more majestic. We were there on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We took the local bus to the entrance of Shiratani Unsuikyo. After an already exciting almost 2 hours hike we reached the Taikoiwa rock. What an amazing spot and what a great view. Plan enough time for your visit so that you are able to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank oliverst42195
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The view is impressive and the walk up and down covers the most natural and beautiful terrain. Be sure to take the slightly longer path of the loop, either up or down.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank iamkarel
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is the final destination of the long hiking route of the Shiratani Unsuikyo. And man is it worth it. It was a clear sunny day, which is often elusive on the famously rainy Yakushima, and I couldn't help but give an earnest expression of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

You can only get here by climbing the long climb to the top but its wirth the reward!! Fellow hikers are friendly, there are places to eat sit and a bathroom stop. The view is beautiful!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank K C
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We climbed up to Taikoiwa early morning and luckily the weather was very nice and we had a great view. As there was nobody else, we had a second breakfast to re-energise ourselves for a big walk (we were walking to Jomonsugi from Shiratani Unsuikyo)....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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