Yakushima (Kagoshima prefecture) – the island where it rains “for 35 days a month.” This is what people say when they hear Yakushima; the island is typically known for its excessive rainy weather. It is also known as the “island of the gods”, due to its beautiful nature commonly attributed to the Ghibli movie Princess Mononoke. Most people head over to Yakushima to challenge themselves on the 10hour hike to the Jomon-sugi (cedar tree).
When I visited in October last year, I had desperately hoped for sun… but the weather forecast only showed 100% chance of rain. I guess the gods forbade me from the sun.