The Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Foundation

The Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Learning Center, one of the core facilities of the Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Village.Yakushima Environmental and Cultural Learning Center is a base for efforts towards realizing the goal of living in harmony with nature.The teaching materials are the mountains, forests, rivers and sea of Yakushima, along with human lifestyles, and industry found in the villages. Participants find themselves immersed in and moving through nature, using their own senses to notice, realize, and appreciate nature in a learning experience that touches the heart.The center hosts seminars, observation meetings, study meetings, and other events on subjects such as Yakushima’s natural environment, history, and culture. Lodgings can also be arranged, when you join our programs.
And, Wi-Fi is available for free.

Outline of the facility

Floor Space 2,800㎡(total area:approx.20,000㎡)
Structure wood and ferroconcrete in parts

Facilities and Fee

Entrance Hall

Visitors can access a variety of information in this lounge.

Lecture Room (3 rooms)

deal for small groups and complete with video equipment, this room can also be used for meetings.(Seats 18-24)

Fee : 340 yen per room per hour

AV Room

Furnished with a variety of audio-visual equipment, this room can be used for lectures and seminars.(Seats 80)

Fee : 1,400 yen per room per hour

Nature Library

A collection of books and other materials on the natural environment and Yaukshima.


Guests can camp under the room on rainy days.(Roofed area accommodates 50)

Fee : 1,080 yen per person per night

Dining/Meeting Hall

This dining room also serves as a place for islanders and visitors to enjoy each other’s company.

General Lodging Rooms

(quadruple occupancy / 10 rooms)

Fee : 2,140 yen per person per night

Special Lodging Rooms

(double occupancy / 5 rooms)

Fee : 3,220 yen per person per night



Kagoshima Airport ←→ Yakushima Airport(40min.)
Osaka(Itami) Airport ←→ Yakushima Airport(95min.)
Fukuoka Airport ←→ Yakushima Airport(55min.)


Kagoshima Port ←→ Miyanoura Port /Anbo Port
(about 2 hrs.〜about 2 hrs. 30 min.)


Kagoshima Port ←→ Miyanoura Port(about 4 hrs.)

On the island

From Miyanoura Port: 45 min. by bus, 30 min. by taxi
From Yakushima Air port: 25 min. by bus, 15 min. by taxi
From Anbo Port: 10 min. by bus, 5 min. by taxi