Amami City, which is extremely rich in nature from the mountains to the sea, offers not only attractive sightseeing spots but also a variety of specialty products. There are many specialty products unique to Amami City that take advantage of its rich natural terrain, and through Furusato Nozei we can enjoy them even in places far from Amami City. Furusato Nozei not only allows us to enjoy specialty products, but also supports tourism businesses in Amami City. In this issue, we summarize information about Furusato Nozei in Amami City. What is Furusato Nozei? Furusato Nozei is a unique Japanese system that allows people to donate to the municipality they wish to support or the hometown they were born in. For the local community, this can lead to an increase in revenue, solving local problems and revitalizing the community. Attraction of usato Nozei Donors can receive an income tax refund or an inhabitant tax credit for the portion of their donation exceeding 2,000 yen by filing a tax return. In addition, within 30% of the donation amount, they can receive as a return gift a specialty product of the region where they donated. Furusato Nozei offers the rare opportunity to receive […]
Bike Rental Trip on Bi-Oshima Island Amami Oshima has an area of about 712㎢, making it the third largest island in Japan after Okinawa Island and Sado Island. There are no trains on the island, and the only transportation is by cab or a bus called the Shimabus. Therefore, while it is of course recommended to enjoy a relaxing bus trip for sightseeing in Amami Oshima, there are also many people who enjoy traveling freely and at their leisure by renting a car. There are many bike rental stores on Amami Oshima, and we recommend that you enjoy your trip to Amami Oshima by renting a bike. Motorcycle enthusiasts, of course, will be able to enjoy their trip more fully, feeling the scent of the ocean and the pleasant breeze in the great nature of Amami Oshima. Rental bikes will give you a different kind of trip than renting a car. Bike rental store in Amami Oshima We will introduce several bike rental stores in each area of Amami Oshima from north to south. Kitaoshima Honda Hanbai Address: 〒894-0511 鹿児島県奄美市笠利町大字里458-3(Click to access GoogeMap) TEL: 0997-63-0126 Fee(per day): 50cc motorcycle→2,500 yen, 125cc motorcycle→3,500 yen, bicycle→2,000 yen This bike rental store is […]
Located between Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures, Amami Oshima Island allows visitors to use ferries for transportation and boat trips. Ferries connect Kagoshima and Okinawa prefectures mainly via Amami Oshima. Unlike other methods of transportation, the ferry is a very attractive way to enjoy the beautiful ocean of the Amami Islands.This section introduces the ferries available on Amami Oshima Island.
Amami Oshima Island is in Kagoshima Prefecture.Amami Oshima Island is located between Kagoshima City and the main island of Okinawa, closer to Okinawa, and belongs to the Amami Archipelago, which consists of eight islands. The Amami Oshima Islands are located at 20 degrees north latitude and consist of eight inhabited islands: Amami Oshima, Kakeroma Island, Yorojima, Kikaijima, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabu Island, and Yoron Island.Among them, Amami Oshima is the largest island in the Amami Archipelago and has its own unique culture, influenced by both the mainland and Okinawa. With an area of 712.39 square kilometers, it is larger than the 23 wards of Tokyo and Lake Biwa, and it takes about two hours by car from the northern to the southern part of the island.The northern part of the island is flat and covered with farmland, where sugarcane is actively cultivated.The southern part is mostly mountainous. The island is home to many endemic species and is full of the charms of Amami Oshima. The island is characterized by its unique island songs, brown sugar shochu, Oshima tsumugi (silk pongee), and other distinctive cultural features. Population of Amami Oshima The population of Amami Oshima is about 60,000. The population of the Amami […]
When you think of Amami Oshima Island, you have an image of a warm tropical island. The average annual temperature on Amami Oshima is over 20 degrees Celsius, but in winter, depending on the weather and time of year, the temperature can drop below 10 degrees Celsius. This article introduces recommended clothes to wear to Amami Oshima Island for each season and weather conditions.
Oshima tsumugi is a highly regarded textile! Oshima tsumugi is a textile produced mainly on Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture. It is a traditional Japanese craft with a long history of about 1,300 years, and is one of the world's three major textiles along with Persian carpets and French Gobelins fabrics. Since Oshima, Yuki, and Shiozawa are known as Japan's three major silk fabrics, many people in Japan are probably familiar with Oshima tsumugi as a high-quality textile.
Amami Oshima Island is full of nature and has many power spots where you can receive strength. Whether you wish for a boost in your spirits or simply want to admire the beautiful scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Let's experience something out of the ordinary on Amami Oshima Island and forget the fatigue of daily life!
What is Miki, deeply entrenched in the culture of of Amami Oshima? Sweet drink for good health and long life!
"Miki" is the soul drink of Amami Oshima, popular not only among the residents of Amami Oshima but also among tourists as a souvenir. It is a traditional fermented beverage made from rice and sweet potatoes and rich in lactic acid bacteria. In this article, we will introduce how Miki was born, how it is currently consumed, and the health benefits of Miki.
One of the things you want to enjoy when you go to a new place is the local cuisine. On Amami Oshima Island, a local dish called "keihan" (chicken rice) is famous. The gentle taste unique to Amami is sure to leave a lasting memory of your trip. In this article, we will introduce you to Keihan and the recommended Keihan restaurants.
There are two main ways to get to Amami Oshima from Tokyo. One is a direct flight that allows you to go easily without any connections by air. The other is a flight from Haneda or Narita Airport to Amami Oshima via Kagoshima Airport and then by ferry or plane. If you live in the Tokyo metropolitan area (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Yamanashi prefectures), you can take a direct flight from either Narita or Haneda airports, or via Kagoshima airport. For direct flights to Amami Oshima, you can use JAL at Haneda Airport and peach at Narita Airport. If you are flying via Kagoshima Airport, you can also use Skymark or JAC (Japan Air Commuter). This article summarizes the most popular ways to get from Narita Airport to Amami Oshima Island. How to get to Amami Oshima from Narita Airport by direct flight Direct flights from Narita Airport to Amami Oshima are available through the airline peach. although there is only one round trip per day, it is a quick and easy way to get to Amami Oshima since there are no connections. Travel time: about 3 hours Timetable: Departure time 10:15 - Arrival time 13:15 (Flight […]