Yakushima (屋久島?), one of the Ōsumi Islands, is an island of about 500 km² and roughly 15,000 islanders to the south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The Vincennes Strait (Yakushima Kaikyō) separates it from Tanegashima. The highest point on the island is Miyanoura-dake at 1,935 metres (6,360 ft). It is covered in dense forest noted especially for old growth Cryptomeria trees known as Sugi in Japan and magnificent Rhododendrons.
Yakushima's unique remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest is a natural World Heritage Site since 1993. In the Wilderness core area (12.19 square kilometres (3,010 acres)) of the World Heritage Site, no records of past tree cutting can be traced. Yakushima is Japan's wettest place, and precipitation in Yakushima is one of the world's highest at 4,000 to 10,000 mm. It is said to rain "35 days a month". There are drier periods in autumn and winter, while heaviest downpours occur in spring and summer often accompanied by landslides. It is the southernmost place in Japan where there is snow in the mountains, often for months, while the ocean temperature is never below 19°C.
The Yakusugi Forest is visited by 300,000 tourists every year. It is said to have inspired the forest setting in Hayao Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke. The island was also seen in the 1996 movie Rebirth of Mothra where Mothra Leo laid his cocoons on one of the trees there.
The island has been a test site for Honda's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle research. Yakushima's electricity is more than 50% hydroelectric, and surplus power has been used to produce hydrogen gas in a small experiment by Kagoshima University. There are no hydrogen cars stationed on the island but a few electric cars are run by the municipality.
Yakushima Airport serves the island.
Guesthouse Manmaru is located in Yakushima island. Yakushima is a World Heritage Area, famous with reach unique nature. Many people every year climb Yakushima's
mountains to see the Jomoncedar - the largest tree ever grown in Japan. Also, in Yakushima's forest Hayao Miyazaki created "Princess Mononoke".
High mountains, wild beautiful nature, great number of small and large rivers and waterfalls, clear air, friendly people - this is Yakushima.
Diving and hot springs are also very famous here.
If you are tired from city's rush - welcome!
Manmaru is a small guesthouse with friendly staff and homely atmosphere, located in quiet place 100m from the Pacific ocean, and just 6 minutes walk from Anbo port. Nearest supermarket is 5 minutes on foot.
Here you can enjoy traditional japanese food: tea ceremony style dinner consisting of 12 small dishes.
you can see more detail about dishes
We have japanese tatami-style and european style rooms. All our rooms have TV and air-conditioning.
picture about room
Also we have a large outlook bath with a view on the ocean, where you can relax and wash away tiredness after long trip.
picture about Outlook Bath
-5 minutes walk to the nearest supermarket
-7 minutes walk to the Anbo ferry terminal
-If you come by airplane, you have to take a bus to Onoaida or Okonotaki direction, and get off on Gouchoumae bus station. The way from Gouchoumae station to manmaru takes about 12 minutes on foot.
one night with 2 meals (dinner&breakfast).............................8800yen (include tax)
one night with 1 meal (dinner,without breakfast)....................8300yen (include tax)
one night with 1 meal(without dinner,breakfast).....................6300yen (include tax)
one night without meals .....................................................5800yen (include tax)
( one person for one room is plus 2000yen)
-Check-in time is from 3p.m., check-out - until 10a.m.
-We are not preparing towels and tooth brushes.
-Please inform the staff when you climb a mountains in early morning. We can order lunch pack for you.
-The rent-a-car can be arranged at the hotel.
-Washmashine is available. Price - 300¥.
-We have a luggage room
-Internet access: 2 computers in lobby, and free Wi-Fi connection.
3days before - 50%
2days before - 70%
1day - 100%
In high season (4/28~5/6 and 8/13~8/16 2015)
cancel fee is since 14 days before check in date and cost is 10000yen.
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540-19 Anbo Yakushimacity Kumagegun Kagosima Japan