Biosphere Reserve Information
Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima
The Yakushima and Kuchinoerabu Jima Biosphere Reserve situated 60km south of the Island of Kyushu is known for the Yaku cedar primeval forest. It encompasses the area inscribed on the World Heritage List, also under the name of Yakushima, and now covers the entire island, as well as the island of Kuchinoerabu and the marine area surrounding both. It is famous for the Yaku cedar primeval forest, and it includes Yakushima World Natural Heritage site which was inscribed in 1993.
Forestry Agency, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technolgy, Fisheries Agency, Kagoshima Prefecture, Yakushima Town.
Yakushima Town, 469-45 Koseda, Yakushima Town, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima 891-4207, JAPAN
30°12'30''N - 30°29'58''N
130°07'56''E - 130°41'33''E
Last updated: 2017