Wildlife Night Tour : Meet Endemic Wildlifes


  • Meet the Amami rabbit and many other wildlife
  • Drive on a night forest with a knowledgeable guide
  • Observe wildlife that can only be found on Amami Oshima.
Found a Amami rabbit during a wildlife tour
Found a Amami wood cock during a wildlife tour
Two people observing frogs after getting out of the car.
Found a Ryukyu odd-tooth snake during a wildlife tour
Found a Ryukyu ruddy king fisher during a wildlife tour

Many of the rare animals inhabiting Amami Oshima Island are nocturnal. Let’s go in search of unique animals such as the Amami Rabbit, Amami woodcock, and Amami Ishikawa’s Frog, which can only be found in this region. Why are these animals rare? It’s because some species have already become extinct in other areas and are currently surviving only on Amami Oshima, while others have evolved distinctively in the isolated and unique environment of the island. Let’s embark on a night forest drive with a knowledgeable guide.


Pick-up at your hotel

If you do not require transfer services, please meet at Nagahamaminato Park.

Arrival at the forest

We will explain some important guidelines and information.

Start wildlife tour

The nighttime forest is home to rare wildlife. Let’s look for a variety of wildlife together.

Meet wildlife

You might see Amami rabbit, Amami ishikawa’s frog, Ryukyu scops owl and

Return to hotel

At a glance

Duration2.5 hours ~ (1.5 hours Activity + transfer)
Pickup time5:30PM~7:30PM
Drop-off time7:30PM~9:30PM
Price1 Adult (13+) ¥8,000
1 Child (5~12) ¥4,000
1 Infant (~4) ¥1,000
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. As we drive with the windows fully open, please bring warm clothing.
★ 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
  • Registered 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 pick-up time will be determined based on sunset.
  • The wildlife observed during this tour may vary depending on the weather conditions and other factors 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.
  • If you venture outside the vehicle, there is a risk of snake bites. Please always follow the guide’s instructions.
  • You can also enjoy the bright daytime forest with the Mini Nature Walk & Wildlife Night Tour or Mt. Yuwandake Nature Walk & Wildlife Night Tour.

Additional Tours for Your Adventure

A guide explain about the mangorove.

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 Wildlife Tour

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


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.

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

*required field

■ Tour name
Wildlife night tour

■ Name*

■ E-mail*

■ Mobile phone number*

■ Preferred date*

■ Number of participants*

■ All participants' information
Name / Age / Gender / Height (approximate) / Weight (approximate)

1st people*

2nd people

3rd people

4th people

5th people

6th people

■ Your accommodation

■ Any comments or requests