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Amami Oshima

Sub Tropical Pacific Island

A tropical island paradise of cobalt seas and colorful coral reefs, Amami Oshimi is an idyllic place. Marvel at the dramatic coastline, unique wildlife, and lush tropical forests of this elevated coralline island.

Discover Amami Oshima

Discover the enchanting allure of Amami, where sub-tropical forests and mangrove arches beckon with their elegant beauty. Immerse yourself in the captivating blend of Ryukyu Kingdom and Yamato cultures, as you indulge in the local songs, performances, and customs that echo the island’s rich heritage. Delve into the world of renowned artist Tanaka Isson at the memorial art museum dedicated to his exquisite Nihonga paintings, capturing the essence of Amami’s vibrant bird and flower life.

Amami is not only a haven of natural wonders but also a hub of exquisite craftsmanship. Experience the ancient art of Tsumugi Silk Pongee, a unique silk fabric dyed with locally sourced mud dyes that has been perfected over centuries. Witness the meticulous handweaving process that transforms Tsumugi yarn into durable Pongee fabric, a testament to the island’s rich textile heritage.

Embrace the island’s abundant natural beauty at the Amami Nature Observation Forest, where winding paths lead to scenic viewpoints overlooking the azure waters of Tatsugo Bay. Traverse the Ose Coast, a haven for birdwatchers, as you marvel at the vast tidal flats and the diverse avian species that call this area home. Indulge in the wonders of the Oshima Strait, where jagged coastlines frame crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. Dive into the vibrant coral reefs, embark on thrilling sea kayaking adventures, or simply bask in the sun on pristine beaches.

Explore the Sumiyo Mangrove Forest, the second-largest mangrove forest in Japan, and embark on a canoe tour that allows you to immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of this unique ecosystem. During low tide, observe fascinating creatures like mudskippers, soldier crabs, and fiddler crabs, adding a touch of wonder to your mangrove exploration.

Amami is a place where ancient traditions meet breathtaking natural landscapes, creating an unparalleled destination for adventure and cultural discovery. Let the island’s idyllic beaches, rich biodiversity, and traditional arts and crafts leave an indelible mark on your heart as you explore the wonders of Amami Oshima.

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