Yakushima, a subtropical island inhabited by millenary trees off the Southern coast of Kyushu offers heavenly natural landscapes. Relax and become one with nature while enjoying a luxurious stay at Sankara Hotel & Spa.


  • 5 day tour package of Yakushima island
  • Valid dates: 6 Nov to 16 Mar (excluding 9 Jan to 2 Feb 2018)
  • Get acquainted with millenary cedar trees and friendly deer at an ancient rainforest
  • Enjoy walking in nature, hiking, rock-climbing and finish your day at the spa
  • Get away from it all, and spend a luxurious vacation at the unique Sankara Hotel & Spa
  • A butler will take care of your every need as you are busy enjoying nature
  • Treat yourself to especially-made delicacies from the earth and the ocean

Only 4 packages available



Enjoy a luxurious 5-day stay at Sankara Hotel & Spa in Yakushima island in your own villa for two people visiting the island's best natural spots.

Yakushima is a subtropical island blessed with an ancient cedar tree forest, some of which are older than 1000 years old. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993 due to its biodiversity and natural landscapes. Visitors come to this paradise on earth to walk among its millenary trees, hike its mountain trails, have close encounters with friendly deer, shower under its waterfalls and swim in the rivers. This means Yakushima is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy a truly soul-repairing time in nature.

Now imagine if, after a long day of rigorous hiking or rock-climbing, you came back to your luxurious suite and got pampered with a massage at the spa, while a butler takes care of your every need, and end up an unforgettable day enjoying fine dining with an ocean view. Well, Sankara Hotel & Spa offers just that, the ideal combination of a retreat in a unique natural paradise, while enjoying the luxury of exquisitely designed suites or villas, top-class spa facilities, delicious cuisine and unparalleled service.


Tour Itinerary

Day One

  • Pick-up at the airport or pier in private car
  • Check-in at 3pm
  • Dinner at Okas French restaurant at the hotel


Day Two

  • Jomon Sugi trekking with a guide (the oldest and largest cryptomeria trees on Yakushima, estimated to be between 2,170 and 7,200 years old).
  • Mountain entrance fees and gear included
  • Bento lunch
  • Round-trip transportation from/to the hotel
  • Dinner at Ayana restaurant at the hotel (casual French)


Day Three

  • Private island tour visiting waterfalls and visiting natural World Heritage Sites with a guide
  • Round-trip transportation from/to the hotel
  • Power spot tour *Power spots are unique places in Japan believed to give visitors healing or special energy.
  • Dinner on your own (suggested: order room service or eat out at a sushi restaurant, including pick-up and drop off if the restaurant is not more than 20 min away from the hotel)


Day Four

  • Private tour around Shiratani Yunizu Gorge with guide
  • Bento lunch
  • Round-trip transportation from/to the hotel
  • Dinner at Ayana restaurant at the hotel (casual French)


Day Five

Free day

Choose from a wide variety of activities to enjoy on your last day (extra fee):

  • private morning yoga class, river kayaking, sea kayaking, diving, SUP (stand-up paddle boarding), snorkeling, hot springs, cruising, etc.
  • Workshops to make your own aromatherapy, bath salts, chopsticks, ceramics, accessories, etc.
  • Going shopping with the chef for vegetables or fishing
  • Spa treatment (120 min per person) is included
  • Dinner at Okas French restaurant at the hotel (French course), lunch not included.


Day Six

Drop off at the airport or pier in a private car

Check-out at 1pm

Pamper yourself and discover all the natural treasures of Yakushima that have inspired creators such as Hayako Miyazaki, the famous Ghibli director who was enchanted by the magical forest of the island. Or simply just spend some 'me' time by the pool, admiring the ocean or the endless cedar trees, and getting rejuvenating treatments at the spa.



No guests under the age of 13


Package Price

JPY1,687,500 per package before tax (Price includes 2 persons based on double occupancy)

Optional: Roundtrip by Cessna aircraft for 2 persons (between Kagoshima Airport and Yakushima Airport) JPY537,500 including tax

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