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Things to Do in Amami

Amami, 19 Oct.

Explore these great things to see and do in Amami Oshima, from a mangrove forest to waterfalls and gorgeous ocean scenery.

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Sakibaru Beach

Sakibaru Beach

Tucked away down a narrow footpath, very few tourists know about this hidden gem of a beach.

Kasarizaki Lighthouse

Kasarizaki Lighthouse

Kasarizaki Lighthouse sits at a scenic spot on the most northern point of the island, known as ‘Yo Misaki’ Cape to the locals.

Gamozaki Kanko Park

Gamozaki Kanko Park

This park is more than just a pretty spot to take in the sunset – it is also an important historical site.

Amami Park

Amami Park

Take in some local arts and culture at the Amami Park, located just a few minutes from Amami Airport.

Amami Nature Observation Forest

Amami Nature Observation Forest

The Amami Nature Observation Forest lies in the lush Nagakumo mountains, and is full of fun activities to help you connect with nature.

Heart Rock

Heart Rock

A secret ‘power spot’ that only appears at low tide, this beautiful heart-shaped tide pool lies on the east coast of Tatsugo Town.

Materiya Waterfall

Materiya Waterfall

Long-loved by locals, Materiya Waterfall is a great place to relax and swim in the clear waters which tumble from the forests and mountains above.

Kuninao Beach

Kuninao Beach

Kuninao Beach with its white coral sand and pristine waters is a popular beach both for day trippers and for campers who want to stay longer to enjoy the area.

Virgin Mangrove Forest

Virgin Mangrove Forest

The best way to explore Amami’s Mangrove Park is by canoe, so get ready to use your arm muscles!

Arangachi Waterfall

Arangachi Waterfall

One of the best waterfalls of the Amami islands, Arangachi Falls tumbles from a height of roughly 30 meters into a beautiful basin.

Honohoshi Beach

Honohoshi Beach

You might hear it before you see it – the sound of the gentle tumbling of round, smooth stones being turned over in the waves.

Cape Ayamaru

Cape Ayamaru

This beautiful cape, about a 15 minute drive north of Amami Airport, offers splendid views of the Pacific Ocean, and is a popular spot to watch the setting sun.

Oshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric

Oshima Tsumugi Silk Fabric

This handicraft is unique in that it is only produced on Amami Oshima island. Oshima Tsumugi silk fabric has a history of some 1,300 years.

Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest

Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest

Take a walk through a primeval semitropical forest and see plants and animals which are unique to Amami, such as the Hikagehego, or Flying Spider-Monkey Tree Ferns.

Ohama Coastal Park

Ohama Coastal Park

With gorgeous beaches for swimming and lots of facilities, Ohama Coastal Park is a great place to spend the day relaxing and snorkeling.

Tomori Beach

Tomori Beach

Luckily for visitors, Tomori Beach is the closest beach to Amami Airport, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Kokuto Shochu

Kokuto Shochu

Kokuto Shochu is a non-alcoholic liquor, made from pure brown sugar and semi-fermented rice.

Amami Museum

Amami Museum

Learn about Amami’s distinctive history and culture at the Amami Museum, with displays of traditional life, customs, and natural science.