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Yakusugi Museum屋久島町屋久杉自然館

Museum / Science Museum

This museum located on the east side of Yakushima Island provides information on Yakushima cedars and the ecology of Yakushima. The museum contains numerous hands on exhibits such as the Inochi Branch, a tree branch which broke off of the Jomon Sugi due to the weight of a heavy snow, and a cross section from a 1,660 year old Yakushima cedar tree. The exhibit which lets visitors shave off Yakushima wood to smell the distinctive perfume and a cedar wood grain puzzle are particularly popular with children. Normally requires around 45 minutes to see the whole museum.


Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Ambou 2739-343

phone 0997463113

9:00-17:00 (until 16:30)

Review of Yakusugi Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/29 Good place for an overview of cedars, and the local history
A lovely spot (the floor alone is worth a visit to study) for an introduction to the history of the cedars, the logging industry, the local people, the island and its forests. Great hands on...
Reviewed:2018/03/19 Good intro material to the forests, 4 stars if more english
This museum provides a nice intro to the cedars of yakushima where you can lear about the trees themselves and their classification as well as the history of the island and the logging. There is a...
Reviewed:2016/01/09 Small but informative
Small museum but very informative. They have little audio guides for people who don't speak or understand Japanese. Lovely insight to a beautiful island. There's a cafe near the museum with good food...

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Kagoshima Pref. Kumagegunyakushimachou Ambou 2739-343 [map]



9:00-17:00 (until 16:30)
1st Tuesday (May/Aug. without Days closed), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/1)
[Admission fee] Adults 600 yen, High school/college student 400 yen, Small/Junior High School Students 300 yen ※ Group discount of 20 or more is 100 yen each
Parking Lot
Available 20spaces
Credit Card
Not available
English version brochure, free voice guide available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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