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Amami-Oshima is an island located in the Satsunan archipelago in the East China Sea, between Kyushu and Okinawa. It is the largest of the Amami Islands, and is part of Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. The island is approximately 70 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide, and is composed of two main parts: the northern part is mountainous, while the southern part is mostly flat.

The island has a subtropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round and abundant rainfall. It is known for its beautiful beaches, lush vegetation, and diverse wildlife. The island is also home to many species of birds, including the endangered Amami woodcock.

Amami-Oshima has a long history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Jomon period (14,000-300 BC). During the Edo period (1603-1868), the island served as a base for the Ryukyu kingdom and was an important trading port. In the late 19th century, the island was annexed by Japan and was used as a military base during World War II.

Today, the island is known for its tourism, with many visitors coming to enjoy the beautiful beaches, hot springs, and unique wildlife. The island is also home to a number of historic sites, including the Amami-Oshima Castle, which was constructed in 1609. The island is also known for its traditional music, which is still performed by local musicians.

Excursion tips for a day in Amami-Oshima

As a tourist in Amami-Oshima, Japan, there are many exciting and interesting activities that can be enjoyed in a single day. Here are some of the top activities to explore:

1. Visit the Amami-Oshima Tropical Botanical Garden, which is home to a variety of tropical plants and flowers.

2. Explore the Amami-Oshima Underwater World, where you can observe a variety of marine life, including sea turtles and tropical fish.

3. Take a hike through the lush forests of Amami-Oshima, which are home to a wide variety of bird species.

4. Visit the Takarabe Observatory, which offers breathtaking views of the island and its surrounding ocean.

5. Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach, where you can take in the stunning beauty of the island's coastline.

6. Tour the Amami-Oshima History Museum, which is home to a variety of artifacts and displays about the island's history.

7. Enjoy the local cuisine at one of the island's many restaurants, which offer a variety of traditional dishes.

8. Visit the Amami-Oshima Aquarium, which features a variety of sea life from the surrounding waters.

9. Take a boat tour of the island's many islands and islets, which offer stunning views of the ocean and its wildlife.

10. Visit the Amami-Oshima Folk Museum, which is home to a variety of artifacts and displays about the island's culture.

Experience Amami-Oshima with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Amami-Oshima. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Amami-Oshima

Amami-Oshima in Japan has a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. In spring, temperatures start to rise and the humidity begins to increase, with the rainy season usually beginning in May. Summer is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C and high levels of humidity. Autumn is a pleasant time of year, with temperatures beginning to cool and the humidity levels decreasing. Winter is mild and sunny, with temperatures rarely falling below 10°C and only occasional rain.

Cruise weather for Amami-Oshima

Our weather forecast for Amami-Oshima helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 32.3 °C
min: 28.6 °C
13.7 m/s
22.7 m/s
29.8 %
14.6 m
78.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 28.4 °C
17.3 m/s
25.9 m/s
14.5 %
22.4 m
80.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 28.5 °C
26.6 m/s
37.4 m/s
7.1 %
20.5 m
78.6 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 27.9 °C
36.4 m/s
50.0 m/s
75.3 %
9.4 m
83.9 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.7 °C
33.8 m/s
49.0 m/s
99.6 %
7.9 m
85.9 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 26.7 °C
37.1 m/s
47.9 m/s
100.0 %
7.6 m
91.4 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 27 °C
37.8 m/s
55.1 m/s
99.9 %
7.9 m
88.9 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 28.4 °C
31.0 m/s
44.3 m/s
80.3 %
18.6 m
84.3 %
1,009 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 28.5 °C
25.2 m/s
36.0 m/s
39.5 %
19.2 m
83.0 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 28.3 °C
25.6 m/s
35.6 m/s
63.8 %
19.7 m
84.6 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 28.6 °C
16.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
95.5 %
24.1 m
82.6 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 28.5 °C
13.7 m/s
19.8 m/s
82.3 %
24.1 m
82.3 %
1,008 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 27.9 °C
16.6 m/s
16.7 m/s
61.7 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,007 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 27.8 °C
14.4 m/s
19.2 m/s
84.2 %
24.1 m
77.1 %
1,005 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 28.1 °C
22.9 m/s
34.7 m/s
78.0 %
22.1 m
80.0 %
1,003 hPa

Cruises to Amami-Oshima

Would you like to travel to Amami-Oshima on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Amami-Oshima.

Scheduled ship calls in Amami-Oshima, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 12th 2024 Saturday, 12th of Oct. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 5th 2025 Wednesday, 5th of Mar. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 22nd 2025 Tuesday, 22nd of Apr. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 23rd 2025 Wednesday, 23rd of Apr. 2025 AIDAstella 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 15th 2025 Sunday, 15th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Oct. 2025 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Nov. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 20th 2026 Tuesday, 20th of Jan. 2026 AIDAdiva 09:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 11th 2026 Saturday, 11th of Apr. 2026 Seabourn Sojourn 07:00 am 03:00 pm
May 21st 2026 Thursday, 21st of May 2026 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am

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