Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
-
Route
4608
Overview
Start
Amami
Goal
Amami
Way
day_trip
Travel Pace
normal
Distance
80 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 0
About this route
This a driving travel itinerary for a day trip on Amami Oshima island. The driving distance is about 40-80km and requires 3-7 hours depending on how many spots you will visit. It is recommended to choose spots that you want to visit in advance to control your itinerary for your flight schedule from/to Amami airport. The highlights of this route are "Cape Ayamaru(あやまる岬)" where you can enjoy panoramic ocean scenery and of the coral reefs around the cape with a jungle of Sotetsu trees spreading along under the observatory. The Kikaijima Island appears on the eastern horizon on clear days, "Heart Rock(ハートロック)", where you can enjoy 1km walking in the jungle and the beach. 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, and "Oshima Tsumugi Art Museum(大島紬村)" where you can learn about Oshima Tsumugi which is nationally famous as one of the most expensive Kimono(Traditional Japanese dress). The recommended meal is Keihan which is well known as local chicken rice. Drive Japan will let you know about nice gelato and ice cream shops that are 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 be enjoyed from May to September. And, Amami Oshima Island receives one of the highest amounts of precipitation in Japan, so the rainy season from mid-May to late June and the typhoon season in September are not recommended. Even if you travel in a rental car, it is difficult to enjoy Amami Oshima on a day trip. It is strongly recommended to stay at least two nights and visit Route 4609 if possible."

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

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675 340 423*20
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Amami Airport

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

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675 340 362*26
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Kyoraumi Kobo

restaurant
675 212 894*55
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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
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