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Yakushima Environmental Cultural Village Center
Located at the entrance of Miyanoura Port, Yakushima Environmental Cultural Village Center offers general information on the nature and culture of Yakushima Island. There are amazing videos in the Large Screen Theater featuring the island's abundant nature. It also displays models that illustrates Yakushima's ocean, village, forests and mountain peak in an ascending order in the Exhibit Hall. In the free Entrance Hall, visitors can access information on Yakushima's natural environment and weather through maps, videos and computers. There is a shop where visitors can buy all of Yakushima's local specialties.
- 823-1 Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
- Contact No.
- 25 minutes by bus from Yakushima Airport to Miyanoura-ko Iriguchi (bound for Nagata via Miyanoura. 2-min walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: third Tuesdays (if it falls on a holiday, closed following day) and February 15th through the end of February (open daily from July through October)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Free admission to facility. Large Screen Hall and Exhibit Hall admission: adults-520 yen, high school and college students-360 yen, elementary and junior high school students-260 yen, children under 6 years of age-free
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
The Large Screen Hall and the Exhibit Hall
In the Large Screen Hall, spectacular videos about the ecosystem of Yakushima is introduced on a large screen. In the Exhibit Hall, visitors can learn about Yakushima from various angles through models and photos. An admission fee is required to enter the halls.
Abundant Information on Yakushima
The free entrance hall offers information about Yakushima's nature, weather, transportation and culture via maps, videos and personal computers as well as offering a free Wi-Fi service.
Local Specialties Corner
This shop provides all of Yakushima's specialties as well as books and unique items related to Yakushima. There is a cafe with large glass windows that overlooks Miyanoura Port.