The Must-Do Tour

An extraordinary experience of kayaking through untouched mangrove forests and walking through the subtropical jungle of the Kinsakubaru Forest. These two locations are indispensable for Amami Oshima.

Mangrove Kayaking

Let’s paddle through the vast expanse of mangroves covering 71 hectares. Immersing yourself in the mangrove forest, you’ll forget about daily life. It’s an experience that will become a highlight of your trip to Japan.

Kinsakubatu National Forest Walking

Kinsakubaru National Forest is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site area. It’s a subtropical forest with high humidity, where unique plants and towering ferns thrive naturally. Enjoy nature walks with a certified eco-tour guide on Amami Oshima.

Two girls are posing under the tall tree fern in Kinsakubaru forest.

Available Tours

Kinsakubaru Forest & Mangrove Kayaking One-Day Tour

  • Complete two must-see spots on Amami Oshima in one day.
  • A certified eco-tour guide accompany you throughout the day.
  • Includes a complimentary lunch.
Duration6 hours ~ (2 hours Kayaking + 1.5 hours Kinsakubaru + Lunch, Transfer)
Tour Time9:00~15:00
Price1 Adult (13+) ¥15,000
1 Child (5~12) ¥7,000
Single person ¥29,000
Transfer ServiceFree for Naze area.
For other areas will be charged 20 yen per kilometer based on the distance. Please refer to the guidelines for more details.
Max number of participants6 pepole
What to bringDrink, Hat or Cap, Sandals, Change of clothes, Towel, Sunscreen, Rain gear
Clothes・May to October : Short sleeves and shorts are suitable. If you are concerned about insects, long sleeves and long pants are recommended.
・November to April : Long sleeves and long pants. Due to the rainy season, we recommend wearing a water proof jacket.
★ Please wear shoes throughout the year.
PaymentCash / Credit card / QR cord
※Alipay+, WeChat Pay, UnionPay QR, COIN+, PayPay, au Pay are available.

Application method: Please apply through the following page. Check the box for the question “Do you want to add the optional tour?” on the application form.

Kinsakubaru National Forest Walking Tour

It’s a guided tour of Kinsakubaru with a certified guide. Enjoy commentary on plants and the nature of Amami Oshima, as well as photography opportunities.

Mangrove Tours

We have two tours available for the mangroves. One is the regular tour, where you visit the mangroves during the day and go kayaking. The other is the early morning mangrove tour. You paddle through the silent mangroves with nobody else around and enjoy breakfast on the kayak. It’s an experience you can only have here.