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Beach at Yakushima island, Kagoshima prefecture
SOURCE: Yasufumi Nishi, courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
Yakushima (or Yaku-shima), is one of the Osumi Islands, located to the south of Kyushu in Kagoshima Prefecture.
It has an area of about 500 square kilometers and a population of 15,000.
Yakushima island's highest point is Miyanoura-dake at 1,935 metres (6,360 ft), covered in dense, old growth forest.
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