891-4208 Kuchi-Erabu Island, Yakushima-cho@
National Park (Japan)
Biosphere Reserves (UNESSCO)
The entire area of the island of Kuchinoerabu-jima is designated as a national park on 2007. In addition, on 2016, the island is designated as the Biosphere Reservers under the Man and the Biosphere Programm by UNESCO.
Its nature is rich and also includes hot springs. The islanders are blessed with mountain vegetables and seafood. The people, values and passage of time on Kuchinoerabu-jima is different from the cities.
The island does not have any luxury facility for tourists. It's not an island with resorts, but it can be said would be the island of healing.
Every tourist that stays long-term is sure to be met with unique islanders and nature.
There is currently an active volcano on Kuchinoerabu-jima.
However, we islanders lead a life safely. Guest houses are open. You can not enter within 2km from the volcano.
|Volcano erupted on 2015 !.|
On May 29, 2015, at 9:59 local time, the volcano had erupted.
In those daies, all residents of the island and tourists (about 140) has been evacuated to the Yakushima island by a ferry boat. One person (72 years old, man) suffered minor burns.
One minute after the eruption(2015).
Photo by Mr. Ryo Futagami (14 years old, Student of junior high school)
at his school ground on May 29th, 10:00, one minute after the eruption.
four minutes after the eruption.
Photo by Mr. Ryo Futagami (14 years old, Student of junior high school) at his school ground on May 29th, 10:03, four minutes after the eruption.
|Volcano erupted after 34 years!.|
|Sea and Fish|
|Position||About 12 km to the west of Yakushima|
|Area||35.8 square km|
|Coast extension (ambient)||49.7 km|
|Population density||4.2 people (per square kilometer)|
|Maximum altitude||657 meters (Shindake)|
|Terrain||Large undulating mountains|
|Main industry||No industry|
|Shops and public facilities|
|Accommodation||8 guest houses
No hotel and inn
Be careful for lunch!
Visitors are encouraged to pack food.
|Shops||grocery store, liquor store
and gasoline SS
No general store
No super market and convenient store
|Medical care||Clinic of the Municipal:
One doctor (clinic is open three times a month.)
|Banks||Japan Post Bank
|Post offices||one (one clerk)|
|Hot Springs||4 springs|
|Community centers||Two centers
Hon-mura and Yumugi have a Community center, each.
|Branch of the town hall||Yakushima-cho branch office
Staff: one person
|Schools||School merger; one elementary school and one junior school
|Power plant||Heavy oil power plant(~300kw per hour)
||Calf breeding farm
One Cargo transport company,
8 Guest houses
|This site is maintained @@@@by
Erabu Senior Group
Ms. Kikuko Sueyoshi and Ms. Leslie Capobianco had us supervised an earlier version of English text of this site. This site could not be created without their help. We thank their sincerely.