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“Mayagusuku Waterfall Trekking” to go to the innermost waterfall on Iriomote Island because it is winter

2021.02.23

At the resort “Hoshino Resort Iriomotejima Hotel” located in Iriomote Ishigaki National Park, from December 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, go to the waterfall at the back of Iriomote Island. We are conducting a “Mayagusuku Waterfall Trekking” tour that you can go to. The goal of this trek is “Maya (cat) Gusuku (castle) waterfall” located in the center of Iriomote Island. Since summer is hot and harsh, you can experience trekking to “Mayagusuku Waterfall”, which is difficult to reach, because it is a cool winter.

In the summer, the maximum temperature of Iriomote Island rises to about 33 ° C, and long-distance trekking requires physical strength, but from December to March, the average temperature is about 20 ° C, and the sunlight is soft and trekking. It’s the best season. It takes 6 hours for an adult to make a round trip from the Urauchi River Gunkaniwa, which is the starting point, to the Mayagusk Waterfall, which is located in the center of the island.

In addition, the amount of water increases due to heavy rainfall in winter, and the Mayagusk waterfall becomes an even more spectacular waterfall. At the Iriomote Island Hotel, we planned this tour as one of the jungle experiences that can be enjoyed only in winter.

You can see rare animals and plants that do not live in Honshu

Iriomote Island, which is aiming to be registered as a World Natural Heritage Site, is home to so many rare creatures that it is called the “Galapagos of the East”. As you walk through the subtropical virgin forest, you may forget that this is Japan.

Rare animals such as the Chinese box turtle, Kishinoue’s lizard, and Kinobori lizard, and plants that do not grow in Honshu, such as Satakentia lichen and Heritiera littoralis, can be seen. The accompanying guide explains rare animals and plants, so you can enjoy it even if you do not have knowledge of animals and plants.

Unexplored "Mayagusuku Waterfall" that can be climbed to the top

The stratum of the waterfall, which looks like a castle wall, and the water flowing down while spreading in a fan shape on the stepped slope are the most beautiful of the many waterfalls on Iriomote Island. Since the stratum of the waterfall is carved in steps, it is also a feature of this waterfall that you can climb to the top in the spray. You can overlook the jungle from the top of the waterfall with a head of 10m.

Jungle rice in a place where you can see the waterfall

Jungle rice, which you can eat while looking at the Mayagsk waterfall, is a lunch box of “Onigirizu” with miso, fried chicken, and omelet with sea lettuce sandwiched between black purple rice. In addition, the guide will boil water and pour it into the dripper to brew coffee. It is a luxurious time that you can not get in everyday life while you are in front of the powerful waterfall.

Overview of "Mayagusuku Waterfall Trekking"

Period: December 1, 2020-March 31, 2021
Time: 8:00 Meeting, departure from the hotel → 8:30 arrival at the pier, boarding → 9:00 arrival at Urauchi River Gunkaniwa,
Trekking start → Around 12:00 Arrive at Mayagsk Falls, Lunch → Trekking → 16:00
Arrive at Urauchi River Gunkaniwa, boarding → 16:30 Arrive at the dock → 16:40 Arrive at the hotel
Price: 30,000 yen per person * tax included
Included: Jungle rice, tea, rain gear
What to bring: Hats, sunglasses, waterproof luggage, drinks, insect repellent spray
Clothing: Clothes that can get wet or dirty, quick-drying and easy-to-move clothes (long sleeves and long pants recommended)
Rental items: Rucksacks, felt boots, towels
Target: Iriomote Island Hotel guests over junior high school
Reservation: Required. At the hotel activity desk (TEL 0980-85-7011) 2 days before 18:00 reception
Remarks: As a measure against corona, the guide has alcohol for hand disinfection, alcohol disinfection of equipment,
We thoroughly measure the temperature of staff, wear masks, and manage hygiene.

Highest level corona countermeasure declaration

[1] Hygiene management
At Hoshino Resorts, as part of our corona measures, we take the following measures in consideration of our customers’ health and public health.
・ Temperature measurement at check-in
・ In addition to normal room cleaning, cleaning and wiping with alkaline electrolyzed water inside the hotel
・ Alcohol for disinfection is installed in all guest rooms in the building.
・ Alcohol disinfection of fingers for all customers when entering the restaurant
・ High-temperature cleaning of tableware (plates, glasses) and cutlery (80 degrees or higher), disinfection cleaning of meal trays
・ Install partitions such as panels and vinyl sheets on the front
・ Wear a mask when serving customers in the hall
・ Thorough management of staff health and hygiene (temperature measurement and record confirmation before going to work)
・ Humidifiers that maintain a humidity of 40% or more are installed in all guest rooms (excluding facilities in Hoshinoya Tokyo and Okinawa Prefecture).
・ QR code of menus in restaurants (all facilities of the world brand)

[2] 3 Dense avoidance
We are taking the following measures to create a stay that avoids the three “denseness” of closed, dense, and close.
・ Visualization of “3 dense” that shows the degree of congestion in the large communal bath on a smartphone and implementation of a congestion prediction service
・ Restrictions on admission and entry in places where congestion is confirmed during your stay
・ Manage restaurant congestion and decentralize entry time
・ At the time of check-out front payment, entry restrictions will be implemented as appropriate.
・ Deployment of CO2 (carbon dioxide) concentration measuring instruments in public spaces
・ Thorough ventilation according to the design of the building, such as natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation

>[Hoshino Resort] Corona measures summary

Hoshino Resort Iriomote Island Hotel
Iriomote Island is located in Iriomote Ishigaki National Park, surrounded by the sea of coral reefs, and 90% of the island is covered with jungle. It is also called “Japan’s last unexplored region” because it is home to rare animals and plants such as the Iriomote cat, a special natural monument. Iriomote Island Hotel is the largest resort hotel on the island on Iriomote Island. Based on the concept of “the jungle resort of the island where Iriomote cats live”, we will propose the charm of Iriomote Island such as outdoor activities, food and culture for one year.
2-2 Uehara, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun, Okinawa / 139 guest rooms

>Hoshino Resort Iriomote Island Hotel

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