The Amami Islands are located between Kyushu and Okinawa, southwest of Yakushima. Their abundance of beautiful coral and tropical fish makes them a destination especially popular with divers and snorkelers. The largest city is Amami, on the main island of Amami Oshima.

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1. Sakibaru Beach

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

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Sakibaru Beach is a sure to make you say 'WOW' as the gorgeous scenery is revealed, of perfect blue seas and soft white sand. Enjoy this secluded piece of paradise!

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Sakibaru Beach
3622 Kasaricho Oaza Kise, Amami, Kagoshima 894-0507

2. 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. From the top of the lighthouse you can get a fantastic panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Ships sailing nearby have long relied on this historic lighthouse for safe passage.

Kasarizaki Lighthouse
Kasaricho Oaza Yo, Amami, Kagoshima 894-0621

3. Gamozaki Kanko Park

This park is more than just a pretty spot to take in the sunset – it is also an important historical site. After a crushing defeat in battle, a group of samurai fled to Amami Oshima, and posted guards on both sides of the entrance to Kasari Bay to keep watch for invasion. The Gamozaki Shrine honors Gamo Zaemon, one of the samurai soldiers who served here. The ocean views from the top of the observatory park are well worth the climb.

Gamozaki Kanko Park
Kasaricho Oaza Yani, Amami, Kagoshima 894-0626

4. Amami Park

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

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The Amami no Sato Museum has recreated what traditional life was like in the Amami islands, while the Art Museum showcases the works of Isson Tanaka, who created great works of art focusing on Amami's beautiful natural scenery.

Amami Park
1834 Kasaricho Oaza Setta, Amami, Kagoshima 894-0504

5. 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. Learn about the plants and animals that live in these forests, and enjoy walking paths through the wilderness. For the little ones, there are a variety of playgrounds to have fun in.

Amami Nature Observation Forest
Maisakacho Maisaka, Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-0211

6. 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.

It is becoming more and more popular with visitors who want to take pictures at this romantic spot.

Heart Rock
1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo, Oshima District, Kagoshima 894-0411

7. 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. A short walk along the lush riverside takes you to the waterfall basin where you can jump in and enjoy!

8. Kuninao Beach

Kuninao Beach with its white coral sand and pristine waters is a popular beac…

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