Kinsakubaru National Forest Walking Tour


  • Walking through the Kinsakubaru National Forest, a popular tour on Amami Oshima.
  • Encounter rare plant species and capture stunning photos, such as towering fern trees.
  • Embark on an exciting adventure walking through the forest with a knowledgeable certified guide.

Kinsakubaru National Forest is one of the most renowned spots in Amami Oshima. Visiting this location requires the company of a certified guide. Kinsakubaru is a forest in recovery, after people cut down trees a long time ago. The area is now striving to restore its original evergreen broadleaf forest. You may have the chance to observe rare endangered plant species, even spot wild birds in the forest.


Pick-up at your hotel

If you do not require transfer services, please meet at Amamishi NazeUndo park

Restroom break
Arrival at Kinsakubaru

We will explain some guidelines and information.

Start walking in the forest

Observe plant and take photos

Many rare species of Amami Oshima thrive in Kinsakubaru forest. Let’s hear the stories behind these plants from our guide.

Finish walking
Back to Hotel

Drive you back to the hotel.
You can also add more fun activities like kayaking, trying mud-dyeing, etc…

At a glance

Duration3 hours ~ (1.5 hours Activity + transfer)
Tour Time9:00~12:00 / 13:00~16:00
Price1 Adult (13+) ¥8,000
1 Child (5~12) ¥4,000
1 Infant (~4) ¥1,500
Single person ¥15,000
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
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.

What’s Included?

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Certified Amami Oshima eco-tour guide
  • Round-trip transfers to the hotel.
  • Domestic Travel Accident and Damage Compensation Insurance for Accidents during the Tour

Additional information

  • The plants available for observation vary depending on the season, while birds and other wildlife may differ based on the day’s weather conditions.
  • This tour involves walking along flat forest roads for nature observation. Please note that it’s not an extensive trekking experience covering long distances.


Is it held in case of rain?

It is conducted in rainy weather. However, if heavy rain or various warnings are issued, we will assess the situation and there may be cases where it is canceled.

Are there any dangers from Habu snakes?

Habu snakes are nocturnal creatures, and extra caution is required during the night. Please always follow the guide’s instructions and and avoid getting off without permission.

Is motion sickness medication necessary?

If you are prone to motion sickness, it is advisable to bring your own medication.

Additional Tours for Your Adventure

Why not customize your half-day tour into a full-day adventure?
Make the most of your limited schedule by adding extra experiences.
Apply for additional activities and get a complimentary lunch.

Activities Available on the Same Day as the Kinsakubaru Tour

If you wish to add extra tours, please fill in the request section in the application form.

Cancellation policy

  • 3 days prior : 50% refund
  • 2 days prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • 1 day prior : No refund (100% cancellation fee)
  • On the day of the tour : No refund (100% cancellation fee)

Application form

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Kinsakubaru National Forest Walking Tour

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