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Zamami-jima

Zamami-jima is an island located in the East China Sea off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. It is part of the Kerama Islands, a small archipelago consisting of several small islands. The island is approximately 7.5 kilometers long and 5 kilometers wide. It has a population of around 1,600 people and is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.

Zamami-jima has a long and storied history. It was first settled by the Ryukyu people in the 16th century and was an important port of call for ships trading between China and Japan. During the Edo period, the island was a major trading center for the Ryukyu Kingdom. In 1879, the island was annexed by Japan and it was during this period that the island's economy flourished.

During World War II, Zamami-jima was occupied by the United States and was used as a base for the U.S. Navy. The island was heavily bombed by the U.S. and was the site of several battles between the Americans and the Japanese. After the war, the island was returned to Japan and it has since become a popular tourist destination.

Today, Zamami-jima is a popular destination for beachgoers and divers. The island is known for its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, as well as its abundant marine life. The island is also home to a number of historical sites, including the ruins of an old castle and several shrines. Visitors to the island can enjoy a variety of activities, from snorkeling and swimming to exploring the island's many scenic trails.

Excursion tips for a day in Zamami-jima

Zamami-jima is a remote island located in the Kerama Islands of Okinawa, Japan, and is known for its beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery. There are a variety of activities for tourists to enjoy on a day trip to the island.

1. Go snorkeling or scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters of Zamami-jima.
2. Explore the stunning coral reefs and colorful marine life.
3. Relax on the white sand beaches and swim in the warm waters.
4. Hike through the lush forests and take in the stunning views.
5. Visit the Shiraho-Saonetabaru Cave, a unique limestone cave with stalactites and stalagmites.
6. Enjoy a traditional Okinawan lunch of local cuisine.
7. Explore the local villages and experience the local culture.
8. Visit the Kamiyama Observatory and take in the breathtaking views of the island.
9. Visit the Zamami Marine Park and observe the resident sea turtles.
10. Go kayaking on the island's tranquil bays.

Experience Zamami-jima 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 Zamami-jima. 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 Zamami-jima

The climate in Zamami-jima in Japan is generally mild throughout the year, with warm temperatures and high humidity. In the spring, temperatures remain mild, with sunny days and some rainfall. Summer is hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C and frequent rain showers. In autumn, temperatures drop slightly and there is less rainfall. In winter, temperatures can drop to around 10°C and there is more rainfall, although snowfall is rare. Overall, the climate in Zamami-jima is mild and pleasant throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Zamami-jima

Our weather forecast for Zamami-jima 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: 33.8 °C
min: 29 °C
28.4 m/s
33.5 m/s
34.0 %
16.4 m
77.0 %
1,011 hPa
05:50:55
19:23:24
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 29.9 °C
37.4 m/s
50.4 m/s
69.4 %
23.9 m
78.5 %
1,009 hPa
05:51:25
19:22:59
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 29.1 °C
48.2 m/s
57.6 m/s
45.3 %
19.6 m
80.2 %
1,005 hPa
05:51:55
19:22:32
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 28.9 °C
65.9 m/s
79.2 m/s
96.9 %
14.4 m
83.9 %
999 hPa
05:52:25
19:22:04
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 28.9 °C
68.4 m/s
85.3 m/s
98.0 %
18.6 m
84.1 %
995 hPa
05:52:55
19:21:35
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 29.7 °C
52.9 m/s
71.3 m/s
94.0 %
21.6 m
84.4 %
1,002 hPa
05:53:25
19:21:05
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 29.5 °C
42.8 m/s
54.0 m/s
68.0 %
23.4 m
82.7 %
1,006 hPa
05:53:55
19:20:33
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 29.4 °C
46.6 m/s
59.0 m/s
29.0 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,005 hPa
05:54:25
19:20:00
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 29.3 °C
54.7 m/s
77.4 m/s
39.0 %
19.8 m
84.8 %
1,001 hPa
05:54:55
19:19:26
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 29.5 °C
45.4 m/s
57.6 m/s
89.7 %
17.7 m
85.9 %
1,005 hPa
05:55:25
19:18:51
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 29.7 °C
33.1 m/s
40.3 m/s
91.6 %
21.9 m
83.2 %
1,007 hPa
05:55:55
19:18:15
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 30.1 °C
23.8 m/s
32.0 m/s
99.2 %
24.1 m
81.2 %
1,006 hPa
05:56:25
19:17:37
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 30 °C
23.0 m/s
25.6 m/s
53.7 %
22.8 m
79.6 %
1,005 hPa
05:56:55
19:16:59
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 28.8 °C
16.6 m/s
17.3 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
77.3 %
1,006 hPa
05:57:25
19:16:19
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 26.6 °C
19.1 m/s
23.4 m/s
79.5 %
17.4 m
80.3 %
1,005 hPa
05:57:55
19:15:38

Cruises to Zamami-jima

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Scheduled ship calls in Zamami-jima, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 LE SOLEAL 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Apr. 2025 LE JACQUES CARTIER 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 16th 2025 Monday, 16th of Jun. 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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Maritime AIS Data Zamami-jima

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