Essential oil production = forest production

Yawaraca goes into neglected areas of reforestation to thin the trees and runs fragrance-themed craft,
laboratory, school, and spa operations.

  • essential oils
    “Shima-no-Kioku”

  • concept shop
    “The labo”

  • ”SPA Kioku”
    private SPA located in the forest.

movie
“Our process of making essential oil ”

We use jisugi, not Yakusugi.

Through a strategy of returning thinned forests to their natural state of broadleaf evergreen forests,
we value a lifestyle that will connect future generations to a world of abundant nature.

“A green tourism”
for the customers to increase awareness of Yawaraca’s action.

Understanding jisugi

The word jisugi refers to young cryptomeria trees planted after World War II, in contrast to Yakusugi, which are ancient cryptomeria trees surpassing 1,000 years of age. The age difference is immediately obvious by comparing tree rings or trunk width. Because both Yakusugi and jisugi have endured the island's harsh weather and nutrient-lacking soils, they both have a characteristic wood composition and higher oil content than trees growing on the main Japanese island of Honshu. The current ravaged state of forests and failure to utilize jisugi of optimum age are a problem shared by all regions of Japan, and there is great significance in extracting essential oils from jisugi instead of Yakusugi.

“jisugi” young cryptomeria trees planted after World War II.

  • ”Yakusugi”ancient cryptomeria trees surpassing 1,000 years of age.

  • “ jisugi’s tree rings”
    They have a characteristic wood composition and higher oil content than trees growing on the main Japanese island of Honshu.

  • movie “the cut for future”

Contact us ! Visit us !

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YAWARACA "The Scent of Yakushima LAB"

Address : 1471-5 kusugawa yakushmachyo,kumage-gun,Kagoshima 891-4206 JAPAN
Tel : +81-997-42-0109

[ Shop & Lab ]

We open 9:00-18:30 closed on Wednesday , Thursday
(In case of public holidays, shop is open)

*Open hours change seasonaly please feel free to ask by Email.
info@yawaraca.jp

[ SPA "KIOKU" ]

Reception time 9:00~21:00 closed on Thursday
(In case of public holidays, SPA is open)
*Please come to the shop first to check in.

Come by Bus ?

Please get off at "shimo-makino (下牧野) " stop.
It takes Just a minute walk from the stop.

Come by Taxi ?

Please show the texts bellow written in Japanese to the driver .

ドライバー様へ、下記までお願いいたします。

島の香りラボ やわら香

屋久島町 熊毛郡 楠川 1471−5
(場所が分からない場合は下記までお電話ください)

電話:0997-42-0109
携帯:090-9795-4253

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