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This primeval subtropical broadleaf forest is a natural wonder, providing life for many rare plant and animal species indigenous to the region.
Among them is the cyathea lepifera or brush pot tree, a fern that has existed for more than 300 million years and is considered a living fossil. The forest is also home to the Okinawa tree lizard and the Lidth's jay or Amami jay, which is now found only on Amami Oshima and Tokunoshima. The beautiful species of jay is designated a protected species in Japan.
Visit on a sunny day to catch the sun’s rays shining through the green canopy or enjoy a stroll year-round for relaxation and forest bathing.
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Kinsakubaru Local Rules
To reduce the impact on the natural environment, prevent crowding and ensure safety, entry into the Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest is allowed only with a Certified Eco Tour Guide. Please join a certified guide’s tour (fees apply): 
 - English-speaking guide available
 - Reservation required
 - Maximum of 15 people per tour
 - Only 10 vehicles can enter Kinsakubaru at one time
 - Tour duration is limited to 2 hours

Basic Information

  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Prayer Room
  • Barrier-free Facility
  • Rest Room
  • Parking
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  • Visit Facebook page
  • Download PDF
Certified Eco Tour Guide List Click here to visit the "Certified Eco Tour Guide" list site
(If you would like an English guide, please choose a guide with the "English" tag.)
Inquiries amami-isan@pref.kagoshima.lg.jp
Telephone Number0997-52-1111  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Address 鹿児島県奄美市名瀬朝戸金作原   Directions

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