Extract of fine water source sceneries in Japan. Information will be updated as Global Water continues its local expedition.


River waters in Yakushima Island

So clear is all the water on the island

Certified as World Heritage, Yakushima Island is full of virgin forest. The island has the highest mountain in Kyushu region, "Miyanoura-take" (1935m) at its center, which is the mother of many rivers that run through the multifaceted mountain surface. Almost all the rivers on the island originate in the mountain, and all the natural water on the island is certified as one of 100 remarkable waters in Japan by Ministry of Environment.
Very rich in great sceneries such as a lot of large water falls like ones that drop from sheer cliffs, the island of great nature has a lot more to see than only the famous great old cedar.

Location: Kamiyaku-cho & Yaku-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
Transportation: 40 minutes by plane from Kagoshima Airport, or 2 hours by ship from Kagoshima port
Contact: Kamiyaku-cho office planning section 81-(0)997-42-0100

Pure water that runs through majestic nature of Yakushima Island
(Photo by Kamiyaku-cho town office)
All natural water in Yakushima, an island of UN World Heritage, is certified as remarkable water by the Japanese government.
(Photo by Kamiyaku-cho town office)