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Introducing the Underwater World of Amami Oshima!

This time, we'll introduce the video "[ 4K Ultra HD ] 奄美の海中世界 Underwater World in Amami Islands (Shot on RED EPIC)" with which you can enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery of Amami Oshima in the Amami Islands, Kagoshima Prefecture. The video was released by "AQUA Geo Graphic."

The approximately 3-minute long video is packed with beautiful images of underwater coral reefs and the tropical fish of Amami Oshima, a subtropical climate.

Amami Oshima in Kagoshima Prefecture

Image of A village in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Photo:A village in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima Prefecture

Amami Oshima, introduced in the video, is the main island of the Amami Islands located at the southern tip of Kagoshima Prefecture.

There is also Amami Oshima Airport in Amami Oshima, and there are also flights from Kagoshima as well as Tokyo and Osaka.
Skymark Airlines, LCC peaches, and JAL offer flights, and in recent years it has become popular as a remote island that can be visited easily.
Car rental is convenient for traveling from the airport!
For those who are not confident in driving or don't have a license to do so, we recommend visiting on a tour.

Staying in Naze, Amami City, in the center of the island, is great as it allows you to be right in the middle of everything the island has to offer.
For those who want to enjoy a private space, we recommend staying at a resort hotel that is a little more tucked away.

Diving in Amami Oshima!

Image of Amami oshima
Photo:Amami oshima

The Amami Islands consist of eight inhabited islands: Kikaijima, Kakeromajima, Kakejima, Yoroshima, Tokunoshima, Okinoerabujima, and Yoronshima, and Amami Oshima which is the largest of these.
Since it is located in the middle of Okinawa Island, which is about 380 km south of Kagoshima, the waters are incredibly clear and are called "Amami Blue."

You can also see coral reefs and colorful tropical fish in the sea around here.
It's also possible to encounter groups of clownfish, moray eels, and sea turtles like in the popular Disney movie "Finding Nemo."
Many coral reefs inhabit the sea of Amami Oshima, and you can also see coral, such as "Hama coral" and "branch coral" up close.
You can see the beautiful coral reefs from 1:39 in the video.

In addition to diving, you can also enjoy several experience-based activities, such as whale watching and snorkeling in the sea of Amami Oshima!

Attractions and Sightseeing on Amami Oshima!

Image of Exploring the mangroves by canoe
Photo:Exploring mangroves by canoe

The charm of Amami Oshima is the beautiful sea, but that's not all it has to offer.
On the island of Amami Oshima, Kinsakubaru Forest and the Amami Mangrove Forest are famous. The two of these make up the Amami Gunto National Park, a place abundant with nature.

It is also home to animals so rich in character that it is called the Galapagos of the Orient, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to see the nationally protected species of the island, such as the "Amami rabbit," "Lidith's jay," and the "White-backed woodpecker" or Kagoshima prefecture's protected species, the "Amami Oshima Frog."
In addition, "Ayamaru Misaki", "Tomori Beach" and "Mt. Yuwan" on the island are also great places to visit.

Summary of Amami Oshima in Kagoshima Prefecture

Image of Amami Oshima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture
Photo:Amami Oshima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture

In this article we introduced a video showing diving on Amami Oshima.
Hopefully this article and video have sparked your interest in the popular Island.

Amami Oshima is a place where you can enjoy gourmet food as well as scuba diving.
If you still haven't yet, be sure to check out the video to see the beautiful scenery of Amami Oshima!

【Official Website】Amami Oshima Tourist Guide|Operated by the Amami Oshima Tourism and Products Federation | Relax in Amami
https://www.amami-tourism.org/en/

【Tripadvisor】Amami Oshima
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g14769233-Amami_Oshima_Kagoshima_Prefecture_Kyushu-Vacations.html

Written By
Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
岩本 晃弘 (aki)
I'm a writer living in rural Japan who loves travel and food

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Amami Oshima, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Has a Beautiful Underwater World Where Daily Fatigue Is Washed Away. Enjoy Scuba Diving in the Beautiful Tropical Sea That Will Have You Wondering if You're Still in Japan!
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