Tanegashima and Yakushima - Inspired by Nature
Our cyclist begins on Tanegashima with a ride down its beautiful coast and a quick dip in its hot rock-heated pools. Next, he cycles past stones carved by the ocean into fantastic shapes to Japan's biggest space center. Local schools here host children from all over the country for a year to learn about space and experience island life. Finally, he crosses to legendary Yakushima to explore its millennia-old forests and discover how nature inspires its islanders.
Fun at the beach in a pool heated by hot rocks
Young lives transformed by a year of island schooling
Yakushima's millennia-old trees inspire awe
Hunters and dogs seeking balance in nature