Mt.Yuwandake Nature Walk and Wildlife Night Tour


  • Explore the forest during the day and night.
  • Observe many kinds of flora and fauna native to Amami Oshima.
  • Walk Mt.Yuwandake and visit Materia waterfall.
Participants who wish to take photos of plants.

Participants having dinner.
meal box for dinner
Found a Ryukyu ruddy king fisher during a wildlife tour
Found a Ryukyu long-haired rat during a wildlife tour
Two people observing frogs after getting out of the car.
Found a Amami rabbit during a wildlife tour
Observatory on the Mt.Yuwandake in Amami Oshima.
Miyabi wild ginger in Amami Oshima

Amami Oshima Island was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its rich biodiversity. In this tour, accompanied by knowledgeable guides of Amami Oshima’s nature, you will visit the forests during both the bright and dark hours, observing the plants and animals. Through observing the island’s rare flora and fauna and experiencing its natural landscapes, you will deepen your understanding of the rich biodiversity of Amami Oshima.


Pick-up at your hotel

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

Arrival at Mt.Yuwandake and start nature walking

Climb the wooden stairs from Station 9 on Mt. Yuwandake to observe the plants. Mt.Yuwandake is home to many endemic species. Let’s explore plants that grow in the unique environment known as cloud forest.


A special meal box will be provided.

Start wildlife tour

Let’s observe the differences between the daytime and nighttime forests. We will go on a car safari to spot nocturnal animals.

Return to hotel

About Nature Walk

You’ll walk wooden stairs instead of a mountain trail. It’s a journey of approximately 30 minutes one way. If you can manage regular stair climbing, it should be easy.
Distance: 812m, Elevation: 63m.

At a glance

Duration6 hours ~ (4 hours Activity + transfer)
Pickup time2:00PM
Drop-off time10:00PM
Price1 Adult (13+) ¥20,000
1 Child ¥10,000
Single person ¥36,000
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 people
What to bringHat or Cap, Shoes, Towel, Drink, Sunscreen
PaymentCash / Credit card / QR cord ※
※Alipay+, WeChat Pay, UnionPay QR, COIN+, PayPay, au Pay are available.

What’s Included?

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

Additional info

  • Your pick-up time vary depending on your accommodation location. We will inform you of the pick-up time after your booking is confirmed.
  • Dinner will be provided in a meal box. Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies or food restrictions.
  • The wildlife and plants that can be seen on this tour may vary depending on the season and the weather conditions of the day.
  • Please understand that this tour involves a leisurely drive while searching for wildlife and observing them from the vehicle. It is not a hiking tour in the forest at night.
  • It is important to fully understand the risk of venomous Habu snakes, and always follow the instructions of the guide.


Is it held in case of rain?

It is conducted in rainy weather. However, if heavy rain or various warnings are issued, it will be 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 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.

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)

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