Amami Oshima Island of the Amami Islands

A large island, similar in size to Okinawa main island, Amami Oshima has a completely different feeling due to the sparseness of the population. The island is not a tourist hub, but is great for people who want to do a road trip, exploring the countless untouched beaches, driving on winding roads through rainforests and discovering Amami culture.

Due to the size of the island, it is good to concentrate a stay on a specific part of the island. There are many amazing beaches on Amami Oshima, and depending on the wind direction, you can be sure to find one which is perfect for the day.

PrefectureKagoshimaSize712 sq kmPopulationApproximately 68,000AccessDirect flights from Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka to Amami Oshima take about 1.5-2.5 hours. A flight from Kagoshima takes 50 mins. There is also a ferry from Kagoshima which takes about 11 hours and runs about every second day.Getting aroundCar rental