Source: YouTube A Look At The Enchanting Island That Inspired Princess Mononoke 2016-11-28 Mon 2016-11-28 Mon Chris from Okano TV takes his viewers to Yakushima Island as he adventures through all 47 prefectures of Japan! Him and his fellow YouTubers get an early start to catch a two hour ferry to get to their destination from Kagoshima Port. Source: YouTube Source: YouTube First stop of course is souvenirs, and the shop is filled with wooden items made with Yakusugi wood, also known as Japanese cedar which is unique to the island. Source: YouTube The YouTuber heads for a hike up a mountain where Jōmon Sugi is located, which is a large tree that is over 2000 years old and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Source: YouTube And this area was also an inspiration for the Ghibli movie Princess Mononoke. Chris warns that this nature walk is for the more advanced hikers! But it seems worth it to witness the beautiful landscape with it’s waterfalls, turquoise bodies of water and the green of the ancient trees. Source: YouTube In the video we see the path turning from steps, to rocks, and eventually tangled roots. And the locals say that it rains 35 days a month on the Island, so it’s best to be prepared! Source: YouTube The two hour trek is actually like stepping into the magical world of Princess Mononoke. The YouTuber describes Yakushima Island the best as “Nature at it’s finest.” Source: YouTube Go check out more of his adventures through Japan at Okano TV! By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:The MOST BEAUTIFUL Island in Japan [Yakushima Island]｜Day 97 - Kagoshima Tags: Anime / Cool / Japan / Kagoshima / Princess Mononoke / Studio Ghibli / Yakushima / YouTube / Yummy Japan grape Japan Entertainment A Look At The Enchanting Island That Inspired Princess Mononoke Related Article Dog Mixes Up A Green Smoothie On His Own Japanese Cooking Show Sakura McFlurry Is The Perfect Dessert For Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnics In The Park Japanese Cup Sake Maker Celebrates Godzilla’s Anniversary With King of the Monsters Labels Heavy Snowfall In Kyoto Breaks Tengu’s Nose, So Station Staff Give It A Bandage Adorable Munchkin Cat In Japan Tries To Catch Virtual Fish With Heart-Melting Technique Japanese Train Fanatic Builds Extremely Life-Like Train Carriage Room In His House!