Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

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As a World Heritage candidate in January 2017, it was decided to officially recommend “Amami Oshima, Tokunoshima, Northern Okinawa Island and Iriomote Island” as a natural heritage to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
※ The schedule is as of July 2017.
※ Check the current ship’s time etc on each official website




1.About ferries of Naha (Okinawa) ⇔ Amami Islands (Kagoshima)

【Day 1】 Next morning:Departure Naha Port 7:00 AM! Stay at a hotel near the harbor

【Day 2】 Arrived at Yoron Island before noon! Sightseeing such as Yurigahama beach etc.

【Day 3】 Morning, Yoron Island → Afternoon to Okinoerabu-jima Island

【Day 4】 Caving at Okinoerabujima Island → Dusk at Tokunoshima Island

【Day 5】 Touch history at Tokunoshima

【Day 6】 Amami Oshima! Heart Rock, Keihan! Excellent view, delicious flavor

【Day 7】 After seeing the battlefield of Amami Oshima, go to Kikaijima by air!

【Day 8】 In Kikaijima, enjoy “Unique island!” “Really island?” → Amami Airport → Tokyo (Narita Airport)

【MAP】 Sightseeing trip in the Amami Islands (archipelago)


1.About ferries of Naha (Okinawa) ⇔ Amami Islands (Kagoshima)

Naha (Okinawa) ⇔ Amami Islands ⇔ Kagoshima ferries have departed one cruise a day.
The two companies “Marix Line” and “Marue Ferry” are alternatingly in service each day.

▼Marix Line/マリックスライン
http://www.marixline.com/

▼MaruA Ferry/マルエーフェリー
http://www.aline-ferry.com/index.html

You can choose a reasonable second cabin to the special room.

▼ Second class cabin of Marix Line
Second class cabin of Marix Line@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

▼ Second Cabin of MaruA Ferry
Second Cabin of MaruA Ferry@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

“Second cabin” is a space of less than one tatami per person.
Even if you are not in the cabin, the view from the deck is wonderful and there is space to sit on the ship.

【Day 1】 Next morning:Departure Naha Port 7:00 AM! Stay at a hotel near the harbor

The ferry from Naha Port (Okinawa) leaves at 7:00 AM in the morning.
So we recommend you to stay overnight in Naha harbor area.

【Day 2】 Arrived at Yoron Island before noon! Sightseeing such as Yurigahama beach etc.

7: 00 AM 【Naha Port (Okinawa)】 departure

11: 50 AM 【Yoron Port (Yoron Island)】 Arrival
Yoron Island is an island known for its white beaches.
“Yuri is beach” which appears only at the low tide of the ebb tide is recommended

Public transportation is not very convenient.
Car rental or rental bike is recommended.

▼Yoron Island Tourism(Kagoshima)
http://i-love-japan.info/?p=1740

[Best Recommendations] Yurigahama beach

[Best Recommendations] Yurigahama in Yoron Island

Hanibu Coast(兼母海岸) sunset

Hanibu Coast(兼母海岸) sunset in Yoron Island

【Day 3】 Morning, Yoron Island → Afternoon to Okinoerabu-jima Island

Yoron folk village

In Yoron folk village, touching Yoron Island's life, history in Yoron Island

12:10 PM 【Yoron Port (Yoron Island)】 departure


14: 10 PM 【Japanese Port (Okinoerabu-jima)】 arrived
Okinoerabujima is known in limestone caves.
Caving tour with the guide is recommended (reservation required)

Public transportation is not very convenient.
Car rental or rental bike is recommended.

▼Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
http://i-love-japan.info/?p=1776

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

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

Tamina Misaki Cape

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

【Day 4】 Caving at Okinoerabujima Island → Dusk at Tokunoshima Island

With Guide! Join the cave tour

Okinoerabu-jima island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

14: 40 AM 【Wadomari port (Okinoerabu-jima)】 departure

16: 30 PM 【Kametoku Port (Tokunoshima)】 arrived
Tokunoshima is known for “bullfighting island”.
Let’s check the opening time if you want to see it

Public transportation is not very convenient.
Car rental or rental bike is recommended.

▼Tokuno-shima Island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
http://i-love-japan.info/?p=1800

Innojoufuta is beautiful even at dusk

Innojoufuta is beautiful even at dusk@Tokuno-shima Island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

【Day 5】 Touch history at Tokunoshima

suicide squad flower(特攻花)

Umbuki (sea of land)@Tokuno-shima Island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
At the end of World War II, the suicide squad flew away from “Asama Army Airfield (Runway)”.
Now called “Peace-tori “, it is becoming a living road of the people of the area.

Mushirose

Wander around rough rocks! Mushiroase@Tokuno-shima Island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)

17: 00 PM 【Kametoku Port (Tokunoshima)】 departure
While watching the sunset at the sea, to Amami Oshima@Tokuno-shima Island Tourism(Amami/Kagoshima)
If you are lucky ,You can see beautiful sunset!!

20: 30 AM 【Naze Port (Amami Oshima)】 arrived

【Day 6】 Amami Oshima! Heart Rock, Keihan! Excellent view, delicious flavor

▼Amami Oshima Island(Kagoshima)
http://i-love-japan.info/?p=1834

Heart rock

Heart rock@Amami Oshima Island(Kagoshima)

Keihan

Keihan@Amami Oshima Island(Kagoshima)
Keihan is a kind of Chicken rice.
Keihan is a dish that puts ingredients such as loose chicken on rice and eats it with soup.

Kouchiyama Observatory

Kouchiyama Observatory@Amami Oshima Island(Kagoshima)

【Day 7】 After seeing the battlefield of Amami Oshima, go to Kikaijima by air!

Former Army ammunition storehouse ruins

Former Army ammunition storehouse ruins@Amami Oshima Island(Kagoshima)

16:15 PM 【Amami Airport】 departs
Amami Airport@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

16: 35 PM [arrival at Kikai Airport]arrived
Kikaijima seems to have nothing, if you look carefully it is an island full of highlights including battle tracks, sugar cane fields, and a number of little shrines.

▼Kikaijima Island Sightseeing 19Spots(Amami,Kagoshima)
http://i-love-japan.info/?p=1856

Tekutuku Huge Banyan

Tekutuku Huge Banyan@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

suicide [kamikaze] squad flower and Battle Command Station Trace

suicide [kamikaze] squad flower and Battle Command Station Trace@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

【Day 8】 In Kikaijima, enjoy “Unique island!” “Really island?” → Amami Airport → Tokyo (Narita Airport)

Aden coral stone wall

Aden coral stone wall@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

Sueyoshi Shrine

Sueyoshi Shrine@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)

Runway to the sky

Runway to the sky@Travel by ferry on the Amami Islands (archipelago)【7 nights 8 days】 model course(Kagoshima)
15: 15 PM 【Kikai Airport】 departure


15: 35 PM 【Amami Oshima】 arriving


17: 05 PM 【Amami Oshima】 departure


19: 15 PM 【Narita Airport】 arriving

【MAP】 Sightseeing trip in the Amami Islands (archipelago)

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