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Amami

The islands of Amami are located between Okinawa and Kagoshima. The islands are known for their unique culture such as traditional performances, Oshima Tsumugi Fabric and island songs, while being influenced by the Asian Continent and the islands in the south. You can enjoy various marine sports in the coral seas. >>

Directions to Amami

Directions to Amami
Amami

Spot Guide

Learn about Amami Islands at a glance

Learn about Amami Islands at a glance

~Amami Park, Amamioshima Island~ The theme park introduces the history, nature and cultures of Amami. Works depicting Amami by the artist Isson Tanaka are exhibited (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Feel like a seaside explorer.

Feel like a seaside explorer.

~Kuroshio No Mori, Mangrove Park, Amamioshima Island~ The virgin mangrove forest in Amamioshima Island is in the northernmost place where there is an ecosystem of mangroves. Try touring on a canoe.
A canoe experience is \1,500 for 60 minutes
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Take a walk through a virgin forest

Take a walk through a virgin forest

~Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest, Amamioshima Island~ Many natural subtropical broadleaf trees survive in the virgin forest. The beauty of the trails in the season of new green leaves is exceptional.

One of the world's largest coral reefs.

One of the world's largest coral reefs.

~Coral reefs and diving, Amamioshima Island~ Oshima Strait is the place to dive. The sea in the south of the island boasts exceptional clarity. Swim through the coral reefs surrounded by tropical fish.

Banyan trees and walls of coral

Banyan trees and walls of coral

~Kikaijima Island~ Walls made of coral built between houses create an atmosphere unique to a southern island. The 13-meter tall pair of banyan trees, the tallest in Amami Islands, with an estimated tree age of 850 years is a sight to see.

Island of bullfights

Island of bullfights

~Tokunoshima Island~ About 20 powerful bullfights take place yearly in 13 bull rings on the island.

Shoryudo Limestone Cave said to be the largest in East Asia

Shoryudo Limestone Cave said to be the largest in East Asia

~Okinoerabujima Island~ There are about 300 limestone caves on the island. Among them, 3.5km long Shoryu Cave is said to be the largest in East Asia (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Pure white beach with star-shaped grains of sand : Yurigahama Beach

Island of bullfights

~Yoron Island~ You can find rare star-shaped white sand grains on Yurigahama Beach, which appears at low tide on the shores of Okaneku Coast.


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