Yakushima is one of the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima
Prefecture, Japan. The island, 504.88 km2 in area, has a population of
13,178. Access to the island is by hydrofoil ferry (7 or 8 times a day
from Kagoshima), slow car ferry (once or twice a day from Kagoshima),
or by air to Yakushima Airport (5 times daily from Kagoshima, once daily
from Fukuoka and once daily from Osaka).