After visiting Nagoya Castle, I went to the airport and flew to Kagoshima, where I spent the night. The next morning, I took the ferry from Kagoshima Port to the island of Yakushima.
In 1993, much of the island was desginated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I've heard it rains 35 days a month on Yakushima. It was raining while I was traveling on the ferry, but stopped after I arrived on the island, leaving it hot and humid. I took a relaxing walk around on the first afternoon and found the local shrine and the local temple.
Some other photos from my walk about.
I also located the bus stop for the next day's adventure....