Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
4609
Overview
Start
Amami
Goal
Amami
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
280 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
"This is 2 days and 1 night round trip driving route, which you can drive all of the highlights of Amami Oshima island. The driving distance is about 200-280km for 2 days and depends on your hotel location. Especially when you drive west side of the island, the driving distance is long and some roads are narrow. Please be careful with your itinerary if you want to try some activity like canoeing. By far the best highlight of this route is ""Amami Mangrove park(黒潮の森マングローブパーク)"". You can enjoy a canoeing experience in the untouched Mangrove forest. It is highly recommended and another recommendation is ""Mt.Kochiyama observatory(高知山展望台)"". It is only 2km away from the coast and at an altitude of 400m. It offers a wonderful view of the island and the sea. ""Heart Rock(ハートロック)"" is a place where you can take a unique picture and walk 1km in the jungle and the beach is also recommended. The Heart Rock refers to a heart-shaped tidal pool and gained popularity as a ""power spot"" that gives off a kind of healing aura to visitors because of its elusive nature. The recommended meal is Keihan, which is well known as local chicken rice and fresh seafood. Drive Japan will let you know about nice gelato and ice cream shops where is suitable for hot Amami Oshima island. Amami Oshima Island, which belongs to the subtropical zone, can be enjoyed on road trips throughout the year, but swimming can only be enjoyed from May to September. Amami Oshima Island receives one of the highest amounts of precipitation in Japan, so the rainy season is from mid-May to late June and the typhoon season in September is not recommended. This route allows you to visit most of the highlights of Amami Oshima in 2 days. However, if you want to enjoy beach resorts and marine activities, it is recommended that add some extra nights."

Amami

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675 340 398*81
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Amami

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675 340 398*81
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Mishoran Cafe&Cape Ayamaru

restaurant
675 491 153*35
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Heart Rock & Soleiyu Farm

sightseeing
675 240 594*74
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Oshima Tsumugi Art Museum

sightseeing
337 569 275
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Mishoran Cafe&Cape Ayamaru

restaurant
675 491 153*35
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Tomori Beach

sightseeing
675 431 761*18
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Minatoya

restaurant
675 426 393*78
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Amami Park

sightseeing
675 278 436
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Hareru Bakery

restaurant
675 243 040*85
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La Fonte

restaurant
675 240 746*63
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Oshima Tsumugi Art Museum

sightseeing
337 569 275
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Hisakura

restaurant
337 597 224*83
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Osteria Fiore

restaurant
337 535 797*75
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Frasco

sightseeing
337 505 608*01
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Kokkoya

restaurant
337 474 374*05
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Shimatoufuya

restaurant
337 443 673*13
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非掲載Marshmallow cafe

restaurant
337 416 789*51
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Nippon Rent a Car Amami Airport

rental_car
675 340 423*20
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Amami Airport

public_facility
675 340 398*81
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Gas Station(ENEOS Amami Airportt)

public_facility
675 340 362*26
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Kyoraumi Kobo

restaurant
675 212 894*55
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Amami

public_facility
675 340 398*81
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Amami

public_facility
675 340 398*81
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Amami Mangrove park

sightseeing
337 004 727
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Kochiyama Observatory

sightseeing
476 293 784
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Mineyama Park

sightseeing
933 701 273*84
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Torishin

restaurant
337 434 868*04
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Amami Kanko Habu Center

sightseeing
337 494 344*67
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Cape Miyakozaki

sightseeing
Check Description
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Terubozu & Kuninao Beach

restaurant
337 423 059*10
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Yamato Mahorobakan

restaurant
933 674 061*45
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Mineyama Park

sightseeing
933 701 273*84
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Materiya no taki Waterfall

sightseeing
476 837 583
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Mt.Yuwan

sightseeing
476 743 003*27
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Taken Banyan Tree Bus Stop

sightseeing
476 710 667*77
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Uken Shokudo

restaurant
476 680 474*11
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Kaiun Shuzo Distillery

sightseeing
476 681 365*78
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Amami Mangrove park

sightseeing
337 004 727
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Tsumugian

restaurant
337 003 090*87
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Kochiyama Observatory

sightseeing
476 293 784
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Setouchi Uminoeki

restaurant
476 202 881*80
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Honohoshi Coas

sightseeing
476 179 168
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Nippon Rent a Car Amami Airport

rental_car
675 340 423*20
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Amami Airport

public_facility
675 340 398*81
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Gas Station(ENEOS Amami Airportt)

public_facility
675 340 362*26
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Day. 1Amami to Amami
This day, you will drive east side of the island. Mileage is about 40-80km and required 3-7hours depends on number of spots you will visit. If you need to return your car and take flight or ferry on this day, please control your schedule. The first destination is "Mishoran Cafe&Cape Ayamaru-あやまる岬&みしょらんcafe" near the airport. You can be relax with ocean and the wind of Amami Oshima (←Kira, please rewrite nicely! ). If the weather is nice, Heart Rock(ハートロック) is nice place to take a picture. You also can enjoy 1km walking in the jungle and the beach. Oshima Tsumugi Art Museum(大島紬村) is recommended especially for ladies. Oshima Tsumugi is a Japanese traditional dyeing silk fablic which is nationally famous for its quality and price. You can also see the actual weaving scene, which is spectacular. For lunch, Keihan the Amami Oshima local chicken rice is highly recommended. There are very nice gelato and ice cream shops along the route and recommended too.
Rent a car at Amami
If you want to travel to Amami Oshima island by car, renting a car at the Amami airport is the most convenient. The recommended branches are below. Nippon Rent a Car Amami Airport branch It is located in fromnt of Amami Airport. There are other local rental car branches there. However, we, Drive Japan, recommend Nippon rental a Car because their car navigation system is compatible with MAPCODE. And they are one of the biggest rental car companies in Japan and their cars are new and well maintained. When you return your car before the flight, it is highly recommended to return your car at least 2 hours before departure. To enable screen reader support, press ⌘+Option+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press ⌘slash
Stay at Amami
Most of the accommodations in Amami Oshima island are concentrated on the east side of the island, between Amami Airport and Naze, the largest city. It is about 30 km away and about 45min by car. Naze is the largest city on Amami Oshima island. Most of the accommodations here are 3-star western-style hotels and it costs between JPY 5,000-10,000 per person per night only. As many restaurants in Naze are open till midnight, it is recommended to book your hotels with breakfast only or without meals. Please note that some inns don't have their own parking lots. If you travel to Amami Oshima Island for its beautiful ocean, staying at a beach resort is highly recommended. 3 to 5-star beach resorts are distributed around the airport. There are no restaurants or shops around these resorts, so be sure to book a plan that includes dinner and breakfast. Most of the accommodations have their own free parking.
Day. 2Amami to Amami
This day, you will drive to the west side of the island. Mileage is about 150-200km depending on your accommodation. It takes more time to drive Amami Oshima island than the expectation because there is no expressway and most of the roads are narrow and winding. It is recommended to depart by 9:00. The first destination is "Amami Mangrove park(黒潮の森マングローブパーク)" where provide a canoeing experience in Mangrove. It is the most recommended spot because of its rich nature and well-trained instructors. After the Mangrove park, "Kochiyama Observatory(高知山展望台)" is recommended. Because of the location and altitude, it is the best observatory on the island although is not famous. On the way back, you can drive along the coastline on the north side of the island. "Ohama Seaside Park(大浜シーサイドパーク)" is a nice spot to see the sunset. You can find recommended local restaurants on Drive Japan map. Especially "Setouchi Uminoeki(せとうち海の駅)" is a great place to enjoy fresh seafood.
Return a car at Amami
If you want to travel to Amami Oshima island by car, renting a car at the Amami airport is the most convenient. The recommended branches are below. Nippon Rent a Car Amami Airport branch It is located in fromnt of Amami Airport. There are other local rental car branches there. However, we, Drive Japan, recommend Nippon rental a Car because their car navigation system is compatible with MAPCODE. And they are one of the biggest rental car companies in Japan and their cars are new and well maintained. When you return your car before the flight, it is highly recommended to return your car at least 2 hours before departure. To enable screen reader support, press ⌘+Option+Z To learn about keyboard shortcuts, press ⌘slash
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