Shore Excursion Details

Southern Amami Island

Naze (Oshima Island), Japan

Southern Amami Island


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    hrs Estimate Duration

Marvel at Amami’s natural beauty from vantage points that offer unique perspectives of the landscape and seascape. Coral reefs teeming with marine life surround much of the island, and you will observe the underwater wonders from the comfort of a semi-submersible vessel with a glass bottom. You can expect to see schools of brightly colored tropical fish darting in and out of the reefs. You might even spot sea turtles graceful swimming by. From the inland Yuidake lookout on the island’s highest point, you will enjoy a far-reaching view of the sea, the densely forested hills leading to it and well beyond. Many of the ecosystems on Amami are protected, none so strictly as the mangrove forest at Kuroshio-no-Mori. While there, you will learn about how the mangroves benefit the shoreline and provide much-needed habitat for endangered species that include an endemic sweetfish and the Lidth’s jay, an exquisitely plumaged songbird.

• Observe Amami’s marine life while cruising in a glass-bottom, semi-submersible boat.
• Admire the panoramic views from the Yuidake observatory, the island’s highest point.
• Look for endemic species at the environmentally protected Kuroshio-no-Mori mangroves.

Need to Know:

This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary. Please bring local currency for any purchases.

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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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