Miyanoura which viewed from the road to Shiratani Unsuikyo. Miyanoura port is constructed at the west side of the Miyanouragawa. Behind the ditrict, a large factory is seen.
A bridge crosses over the river Miyanouragawa. This bridge has been there 80 years with putting the shadowon the quiet surface of Miyanouragawa. However, some parts are repaired for the wartime damages, It gives me the image of the old-time scenary which belongs to the village in the early Showa Era.
Miyanoura is the largest residential area of Yakushima which located north coastline. With close to the port which has a role to connect Kagoshima, Miyanoura is the entrance of the island and developed as the center of local administration. There are many facilities on the west riverside of the Miyanouragawa.
As soon as you foot on the pier, you can see a rare landscape for standing on a port of island. There is a large factory produced chemicals just behind the Miyanoura district, which has built half a century ago in the age of the Japan ecomony suported by the hevy industories. Yakushima had been estimated that it could develop with consumable electricity generated by waterpower. It may be a evidence of that Yakushima is a given island which has ability to live with own natural resources.
Port Miyanoura. A small ferry boat Taiyo has being anchored, which is operated by the town organization to connect Kuchinoerabu island.
Nagata looked down from the summit of Nagatadake.
@Nagata is a residential area far end of the northwest.
Kuchi no erabu zima is a island 15 km off shore from the coast of Nagata. Volcanic island.
River Nagata gawa which begins just under the rock sit on the Nagatadake. After collecting many streams, the river is thrown to the ocean at the east of Nagata.
Anbo from the road anbo koensen-park line.
Anbo is the second largest habit located the east side of the island. It had functioned as a base for the forestry operation of the island. Most part of the forestry management in the island has been conducted by the forestry agency of government. Before turning the conservation, the port Anbo was the embarkation point of the Yakusugi timbers produced inner part of island. For this purpose, a narrow gage rail track was laid along Anbogawa to connect for the deep forest areas a century ago. Also put a village Kosugidani into the forest area, which used as a base for forestry operation. And railways had continued to the nearly summit area. But Kosugidani was closed early seventeens and the activities for cutting down the woods has been almost gone a quarter of a century ago.
Anbo turned to the center of sightseeing. Instead of timber carrier, high-speed boat from Kagoshima carrying visitors is connecting to the pier of the Anbo port. Visitors for forest area such as Yakusugi-land are going up from the road called Anbo park line started at next to Anbo, which had been constructed for the purpose of downing the woods. In early morning of summer, plenty of hikers who want to see the oldest cedar Johmonsugi are taking a bus to approach the trailhead.
Onoaida is located south coastline of the island. Yakushima had two local administrations before the synoecism in 2007. Which made a Yakushima-machi covers the all of island, also on the island Kuchinoerabu. The Yakumachi has been governed for the south area and had the office on Onoaida.
To Travell the south part of the island gives me little bit distinct feelings comparing to the north part. It well explained by a Japanese term Nangoku. Which is used for pointing the mood or the climate belonged the subtropical area of Japan sometimes in sightseeing description. However this term also used for more north areas, basically the islands belonged south-western(Nansei)island chains such as Okinawa are subject of it. Even Yakushima is included the chain, it's considered out of the subjects as usual. Since the island is located on the border zone of the term, southern Yakushima must be the place at where Nangoku mood begins.
Mt Mocchomu-dake is a eye captured granite rock peak having 970 meters height which located sourth part of the island.
Mt Mocchomu-dake from the spa Onoaida onsen.
Kurio is the most distal habitat having a small fisherman's port, which located southwest in the island. Going to four kilo meters north from here, There is a popular sightseeing spot Oko no taki waterfall.@
@Another habitat Nakama located south east of Kurio is known with Gajumaru (banyan) trees which over the road.
Gajumaru trees in Nakama.