Jerrys Camp Site &
Mandala Guest house
accomodation capacity only 5 plus camping site
the European house in Yakushima for young minds (backpacker style) open March08
languages spoken: Japanese, English, German, Bengali
contact by phone or e-mail:
guided tour prices similar to local average
rental tent example (500Yen per head), other rental equipment as needed
the friendly hosts
Rainer came to the island in 1986 after quite some travelling. Native of Westfalia. Outdoorman.
Activities included subcontracting hiking trail work for 10 years, 1month or 2 at a time.
The only beekeeper on Yakushima. Migrating north in the summer with about 20 hives.
Accepted wwoofers and couchsurfers so far who helped to maintain 1/2 an acre of land that was bought.
A guide since before the island became world heritage site.
Naoko graduate of Rudolf Steiner college (Sacramento,CA), taught Japanese at Golden Valley charter school (CA).
Worked at the Yakushima YH office specializing in organizing trips and activities to the busy visitor.
Jerry the mascot bird. A blue&gold macaw bred in Singapore. 5 years with us on Yakushima and travelled to Hokkaido every summer. Sad to say this is a memory shot as the bird flew off in Hokkaido on 8/8/2009 and wasn't seen or found after that dispite a lot of efforts.We miss him. And only the migration birds passing right at our seafront location can condole us for this loss.
bus stop Futamata-Gawa
the situation is on the outskirts of Onoaida a few hundred meters east of JR Hotel right at the coastal cliff. 10 min walk to a hot spring, supermarket, post office, some restaurants
(local hot spring open 7am-9pm)
trekking guide examples
day trip upto 3 persons 20.000Yen(add 6.000Y for additional member):
Yakusugiland (1/2day possible), Tenmon no mori
2day trip (overnight stay at (Shin- or)Takatsuka hut) 1trip 50.000Yen
school trip (upto 20 students for trekking) by arrangement possible
snorkeling trip (upto 10 persons)
snorkeling set ( mask and fins ) 1000Yen per day
tent (family typ) 500Yen per day
other camping equipment in limited quantities available
most outdoor equipment and wear can be rented on the island
transport to mountain trail
campside/guesthouse to Yodogawa or Arakawa trail entrance transport 5000Yen, upto 4 persons