Where is Amami Oshima?

Overall of Amami Oshima

Amami Oshima is an isolated island located to the south of Japan, situated between Kagoshima mainland and Okinawa Island. This island is characterized by a mild climate and extensive area, requiring several days to explore its entirety. About 85% of the island is covered in forests, featuring numerous mountains, with cars being the main transportation. Amami Oshima boasts unique flora and fauna typical of remote islands, and its traditional culture is also unique.

Amami Oshima is located at approximately 28 degrees north latitude and 129 degrees east longitude.
Amami ishikawa’s frog, which exclusively inhabits Amami Oshima on Earth.
The technique of dyeing thread with mud is unique to Amami Oshima. Visitors can experience mud dyeing, including T-shirts and other items.

How to get Amami Oshima?

The means of reaching Amami Oshima are primarily by airplane or ferry. Flights from major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. On the other hand, ferries departing from Kagoshima or Okinawa involve a journey of around 11 to 12 hours.


Tokyo (2h)
Narita airport – Peach Aviation
Haneda airport – JAL

Osaka (1h30m)
Osaka airport – JAL
Kansai airport – Peach Aviation

Fukuoka (1h) – JAC(JAL)

Kagoshima (1h) – JAC(JAL), Skymark

Kikai, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabu, Yoron (less than 1h) – JAC(JAL)

Okinawa (1h) – JAC(JAL)


The website is available only in Japanese, so you can make reservations directly at the harbor.

From Kagoshima
18:00 Kagoshima
(+1)5:00 Amami Oshima (Naze)
9:10 Tokunoshima (Kametoku)
11:30 Okinoerabu (Wadomari)
13:40 Yoron
16:40 Okinawa (Motobu)
19:00 Okinawa (Naha)

From Okinawa
7:00 Okinawa (Naha)
9:00 Okinawa (Motobu)
11:50 Yoron
14:10 Okinoerabu (Wadomari)
16:30 Tokunoshima (Kametoku)
20:30 Amami Oshima (Naze)
8:30 Kagoshima