Trip with a Rent a Car in Kagoshima pref: Experience the nature of Amami
What we'll do
At Amami Oshima that has been called part of the Asian Galápagos Islands, there are tons of untouched, natural heritage sites.
There are even subtropical plants at Ohama Seaside Park where you can view the beautiful scenery from the beach.
For your next route, head over to Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest. This is where you can also view plants that have been designated national natural monuments at this rare primeval forest. This is sure to be a place where you can relax in the middle of nature.
Lastly, Yanigawa Shopping Street is the best pleasure quarter on Amami Oshima with rows of izakaya bars standing side by side. Be sure to have fun with the locals while trying the regional cuisine that uses ingredients harvested from Amami.
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Amami Airport Shop.
5-minute walk from front of Amami Airport.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 6,325 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
1Ohama Seaside Park
The Ohama Seaside Park is located in Naze City on Amami Oshima Island. It is a popular local park separated into four different areas. At the Ohama Seaside Park, visitors can gaze at the beauty of the ocean and white sand, and the Amami Ocean Exhibition Hall is a facility for learning about the ocean as well as the nature and livelihood of Amami. Here, visitors can enjoy trying handmade crafts using coral and shellfish harvested from the ocean around Amami. Those who want to experience even more nature can stay the night at Kohama Campground. And of course, don't forget about the cuisine―eating the grilled ribs prepared with homemade sauce at the barbecue restaurant Sunset Ohama while basking in the Amami sunset is not something to miss.
2Kinsakubaru Primeval Forest
The Kinsakubaru Forest is a valuable virgin forest, home to plants and animals designated as natural monuments and unique to Amami. The mountains of Amami Oshima Island are also home to many natural subtropical broad-leaved trees. The sun filtering through the branches gives the forest a mysterious aura, and with a bit of luck, visitors might be able to see some rare animals.
*Visitors must be accompanied by an Amami Oshima Island Certified Eco Tour Guide when entering the Kinsakubaru Forest (fees apply).
*The number of visitors allowed at a time is limited. Once the limit has been reached, entrance may be restricted.
3Yanigawa Shopping Street
Yanigawa Shopping Street is a nightlife district located in the bustling Naze City of Amami Oshima Island. The street is lined with about 200 snack bars and izakaya restaurants and is said to be the second largest after Tenmonkan Street in Kagoshima City. The locals have dubbed it "Yango-dori" after the river that used to flow in the area, and the same name is also sown on the signboard at the entrance to the street. Once night falls, the shop signs light up, attracting locals and tourists alike and giving the street a vibrancy worthy of any nightlife district. There are plenty of both local izakaya restaurants popular with tourists and hidden snack bars known only to locals, so no matter your taste you're sure to be able to enjoy Amami's nightlife.