Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

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I was doing island hopping in the Amami Islands.
Next to “Yoron Island”, I went to Okinoerabujima by ferry.




1. How do we get to Okinoerabujima?

2. What is the traffic in Okinoerabu Island?

3. Sightseeing spots of Okinoerabu-jima 【Day 1】

4. Sightseeing spots of Okinoerabu-jima 【Day 2】

5. Map of the Amami Islands journey


1. How do we get to Okinoerabujima?

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
From Yoron Island to Okinoerabujima (Wadomaru Port), I took a ferry over about an hour and 40 minutes.

There are also means to fly from Kagoshima and Naha(Okinawa).
Of course it is also possible to access by ferry from Kagoshima and Naha(Okinawa).

▼沖永良部島へのアクセス|おきのえらぶ島観光客(Only in Japanese)
http://www.okinoerabujima.info/access/route/

2. What is the traffic in Okinoerabu Island?

There is public transport.
However, we have adopted “on demand” and reservation is required by telephone in advance.
If possible, we recommend traveling with friends who understand Japanese.

If you have an international license, there is also a means of rental car, rental bike.

▼アクセス|おきのえらぶ島観光客(Only in Japanese)
http://www.okinoerabujima.info/access/

3. Sightseeing spots of Okinoerabu-jima 【Day 1】

3-1.Sugar Cane field and blue sea

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
The sugar cane field of Amami Island specialty continues.


3-2. Must-see if you like strange Rock!Ujiji-hama Park

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
The morning glow seems to be lovely.
If you can get up early in the morning, let’s visit.


3-3.Jikkyonuho (old well)

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
Until the water supply was improved, it was a valuable source of water and community exchange.
It is now a playground for children.


3-4.A shrine with the red torii!

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
I have forgotten the name … There was a shrine overlooking the sea over the torii.


3-5.Yakomo Beach

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
Because there was a footprint of the sea turtle, it probably comes to spawning.


3-6.Attention to rocks! Beach Rock

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
The sea is beautiful.
But let’s observe the rock carefully.


3-7.Tamina Misaki Cape

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
It is a scenic spot that you do not need to explain with words.


3-8.Touch the history of the Amami Islands at Koshiyama Park

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
There is a “return to Japan monument” at viewing observation deck.
After the Second World War, the Amami islands were under the military control of the US.
It seems that the economy has been exhausted during this period.
The return movement became intense, the San Francisco Peace Treaty was signed, and the United States returned the administration right on December 25, 1953.
In addition to beautiful scenery, let’s learn about the history of visited places.


3-9.Hanzaki

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
Cliff wall full of openness.


3-10.Watching sunset near Wadomari Port

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
Although not westward, I looked at the sunset near Wadomari Port.
The sky and the sea dyed orange and it was very beautiful.


3-11.Made in cloud Ear mushroom and Brown Sugar distilled spirits

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
In the evening, I had a cuisine made with ingredients of “Okinoerabujima” at a pub, “草” near Wadomari Port.
Brown Sugar distilled spirits(黒糖焼酎) is alcohol that can only be made on the Amami Islands.


4. Sightseeing spots of Okinoerabu-jima 【Day 2】

4-1.Cosmos field

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
There is a cosmos field in the Kogomefurusato line(小米古里線).

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
Cosmos blooms in autumn in Japan.
Summer cosmos are unusual


4-2.Okinoerabu-jima is “holy ground of the caving”!

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
At Okinoerabu-jima is known for caving, walking with the guide.

▼I participated in this tour
http://caver.jp/
I’m not sure whether it corresponds to English…

There are also limestone caves where you can sightsee without a guide.

▼shoryudou
http://www.okinoerabujima.info/about/shoryudo/


5. Map of the Amami Islands journey

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