Mineyama Park is a spectacular spot facing the sea. From the observatory, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the East China Sea and the islands of Tokara. Located on the hill of a cape that juts out into the sea in the middle of Amami Oshima, it is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. Also, by looking at the horizon, you can feel that the earth is round. Whale watching is possible depending on the season. Legend has remained in this place, and it is said that the defeated samurai and others once placed a lookout here for fear of their followers.
You need to walk about 150m on a fairly steep slope from the parking lot to the observatory.
If you want to watch the sunset, please refer to the following website and check the time.
If you're watching the sunset and you can afford more than 30 minutes before sunset, consider your return time and go to ”Ohama Seaside Park”.
About 40 minutes by car or 28km from/to Nazeko Town in the center of Amami Oshima.
About 1 hour and 25 minutes by car or 58km from/to the Amami Airport.
Drive Route which include this spot
If you have 2 days and 1 night, we invite you to explore the suburbs of Fukuoka. You have three main destinations suggested like Kitakyushu/Shionoseki, Takeo/Ureshino and very famous Onsen towns such as Yufuin/Beppu which are worth checking out. It is recommended for travelers who do not dispose of much time but who would not only want to visit Fukuoka City but also other places. However, 2 Days and 1 Night is very limited and we highly recommend to at least choose route with 3 days and 2 nights, or longer if you can. Additionally, it is risky to take a flight or bullet train after returning your car as external environment concerns can happen and can't be predicted. This is why we would advise to stay one night at Fukuoka.
|Route number||Start city||Goal city||Way||Travel Pace||Distance||Rank||Highway fee||Detail|
|4609||Amami||Amami||return_trip||busy||280 km||¥ 0||check|