Rainy Day: Exploring the Enchanting Mangrove in Amami Oshima

Amami Oshima is an island with abundant rainfall. Especially in winter, the weather can be unpredictable, with intermittent rain and sunshine. Despite the recent rainy day, I guided customers on a Mangrove Kayak Tour.

Three Customers Joining the Rainy Day Mangrove Kayak Tour in Amami Oshima.

Due to the reduced number of people going on tours during rainy days, the usually lively mangroves become tranquil, allowing for a private and serene experience. Admittedly, getting wet in the rain can be a bit uncomfortable, and the yearning for the sun is natural. However, there are unique landscapes that can only be witnessed on rainy days.

The mangroves of Amami Oshima on a rainy day with no one else.

The scenery of the mangroves on a rainy day is distinctive. Raindrops create geometric patterns on the calm water surface, and the soothing sound of water splashing is pleasant to hear. A faint mist hangs over the water, and large clouds over distant mountains enhance their majestic presence. This ambiance truly captures the essence of a subtropical forest. I believe that rainy days reveal the true nature of Amami Oshima.

The Unique Atmosphere of Rainy Day Mangroves and the Majestic Views of the Mountains in Amami Oshima.

The customers who joined the tour on this day enjoyed paddling in the kayaks throughout, seemingly having a great time. We were able to share the beauty of rainy Amami Oshima with them.

Customers enjoying kayaking in the rain.

Winter brings abundant rainfall to Amami Oshima, but the rain is an essential part of the island’s precious nature. The mountains, rivers, mangroves, and all living beings thrive with the ample rainfall. We, the residents of the island, are also sustained by the blessings of the rain. Thinking about it, even rainy days don’t seem so bad. Why not join a nature tour to experience the rain of Amami Oshima?