Shiratani Unsuikyo

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Shiratani Unsuikyo
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Shiratani Unsuikyo is a natural ravine forest located on Yakushima, in Kagoshima prefecture. Best known for being the inspiration for Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke", Shiratani Unsuikyo is an ancient forest whose moss-covered landscapes make visitors feel as if they stepped into a fantasy world.



Miyanoura, Yakushima, Kumage District, Kagoshima 891-4200 (Map) (Directions)


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30-minute drive from Miyanoura Port

35-minute bus ride from Miyanoura Port

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