Discover Amami Oshima Island

For a truly off-the-beaten-path experience, visit Amami Oshima Island. With gorgeous beaches, lush mangroves, and pristine coasts, you'll be immersed in the best nature has to offer. Dive into the underwater world with local scuba instructors, and explore the vibrant marine life that surrounds this stunning island.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around on Amami Oshima Island

The easiest way to get around on Amami Oshima Island is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by bus.

Travelers can opt to buy the Shima Bus Pass to get around: 

  • Coverage: all buses within Amami Oshima Island

  • Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

  • Price: 2100, 3150 or 4200 Yen

  • Where to buy: Amami Airport, Shimabus information booth in Amami City or Amami City Port


Car rentals: 

Getting to Amami Oshima Island

Public transportation: 

To get from Kagoshima to Amami Oshima Island by public transportation, travelers need to take a ferry or a flight. Detailed instructions are as follows:

  • Ferry: Take the A"Line Ferry from Kagoshima Port to Naze Port on Amami Oshima Island. The journey takes approximately 11 hours.

  • Flight: Take a domestic flight from Kagoshima Airport to Amami Airport on Amami Oshima Island. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.


Ferry Services:


Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Amami airport

How long to stay at Amami Oshima Island

We recommend staying at Amami Oshima Island for about three days.

Seasonal information

The swimming season on Amami Oshima is between May and October.

Festivals on Amami Oshima Island

There is one famous festival here on Amami Oshima Island. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Amami Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 2nd

    • Time: 20:00 - 21:00

Hotels on Amami Oshima Island

Flights to Amami Oshima Island

Nearest Airport:
The nearest and most convenient airport is Amami airport

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Day trips from Amami Oshima Island