Aside from its pristine beaches and mangrove forests, Amami Oshima is home to an array of other features that make it an interesting place to visit.

One such feature is the island's flora, which includes giant ferns that contribute to Amami Oshima's jungle-like appearance. There are various elevated observation points on the island that afford great views of the surrounding lush landscape. Although some are accessible by the island's bus network, the easiest way to get to Amami Oshima's attractions is by rental car.

Below is a list of some more of the island's attractions:

Attractions in northern Amami

  • Kasarizaki Lighthouse
    Hours: Always open (interior closed to the public)
    Admission: Free
  • Ayamaru Cape Park
    Hours: Always open
    Admission: Free
  • Saigo Takamori Museum
    Hours: 10:30 to 16:30
    Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    Admission: 200 yen

Attractions in central Amami

  • Downtown Amami City

Attractions in southern Amami

  • Yuidake and Kochiyama
  • Honohoshi Coast

Getting there and around