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Welcome to Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center

Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center is base for efforts towards realizing the goal of living in harmony with nature, the "The Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Concept", part of the Kagoshima Prefecture Strategy Project. Located close to Miyanoura Port, this facility offers comprehensive information on the nature and culture of Yakushima.

Outline of the facility


Floor Space
2,700㎡(total area:approx.4,500㎡)

Reinforced concrete 2-story design, partial steel frame

(Entrance closes at 4:30)

Every Monday(except during Golden week and summer vacation. When Monday is a holiday, the facility will be closed the following day. ) ; Dec.28th-Jan.1st.


"Marurin", a sprite who lives in the forests of Yakushima


The Large Screen Theater and the Exhibit Hall are charged as follows:

Individual Group
(20 or more)
Adults 500 yen 400 yen
Collage Students
350 yen 280 yen
Junior H.S.
250 yen 200 yen
Children under 6 free

Main facilities

Large Screen Theater

The power of 70mm film on a 14-by 20-meter screen brings to life a dynamic introduction to the nature of Yakushima.
See details

Exhibit Hall

On the slope of the spiral walkway through the atrium, visitors proceed from ocean to village, forest, and mountain top.
See details

Entrance Hall

Through video and computers displays, visitors can access information on the nature, weather, culture, and wildlife of Yakushima.

Other facilities

Lecture Room

Lectures on basic environmental studies related to Yakushima and environmental program guides are held here. School groups and environmental organizations are invited to make use of this facility.


A place for islanders and visitors to meet, and a base for volunteer and guide activities.

Outdoor Stage

Specialty goods corner

Snack corner

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Air・・・・・・・・・・・Kagoshima Airport to Yakushima Airport(40min.)
Jetfoil・・・・・・・・・Kagoshima Port to Miyanoura Port (about 2 hrs.)
                              and Anbo Port (About 2 hrs. 30 min.)
Ferry・・・・・・・・・Kagoshima Port to Miyanoura Port(about 4 hrs.)
On the island・・・From Miyanoura Port: 5 min. on foot
         From Yakushima Airport: 25 min. by bus, 20 min. by taxi
         From Anbo Port: 40 min. by bus, 30 min. by taxi

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