Amami Oshima Island has a subtropical maritime climate, with an average annual temperature of 21 degrees Celsius and an annual rainfall exceeding 3,000mm. In other words, it experiences abundant rainfall, hot summer, and relatively mild winters without snowfall.
You will be particularly amazed by the amount of rain. It rains almost every day on Amami Oshima Island, and even if it’s not raining where you are, it may be raining in other places. Do you dislike rain? If your answer is no, that’s fantastic. Even if your answer is yes, you will probably come to like the rain after experiencing and learning about the magnificent nature of Amami Oshima. It will help you understand how important rain is for the biodiversity of this island.
Kayaking in the mangroves on a sunny day is delightful, but there is something unique about the atmosphere of the mangroves on rainy days. Mt.Yuwandake, a mountain known as the “cloud forest,” receives rain and is enveloped in fog throughout the year. Thanks to this, a unique natural environment has been nurtured. In this way, the existence of Amami’s nature is closely tied to rain. So, even if it happens to rain when you arrive on Amami Oshima Island, please don’t be discouraged. Instead, get excited about the adventure that awaits you.