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The Beautiful Views of Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

This video, titled "Short Surf Trip to Amami Oshima," was created by "Hiroo Shimo."
This video is perfect for people who love surfing, as it shows viewers a beautiful view of Amami Oshima, including beautiful aerial footage taken by drone.

Amami Oshima has a warm climate year around with great waves. With these conditions, Amami Oshima is known as a surfing utopia. The Pro Surfing World Championship was also held here.
This article will talk about tourist information as well as surfing spots in Amami Oshima.
In the video you can see surfing and the beautiful, crystal clear waters of Amami Oshima.
Hopefully you're up for some travelling because this video will have you raring to go!

Surfing at Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

Image of Amami Oshima coast
Photo:Amami Oshima coast

As Amami Oshima is warm year around, and the water is also warm, it's the perfect place for surfing.
There are several surfing spots in Amami Oshima where both beginners and pros can hit the waves.
Take a look at the video at 3:06 to see the beautiful blue waters and the coral reefs underneath the ocean, in this aerial video.
Also check out 3:25 to see a beautiful sunset with two palm trees. This video will make you feel like you're actually on a tropical island.

Wet suits and surfboards are available for rent at surf schools, so there's no need to worry about being unprepared.
Some surf spots are used mainly by locals and we don't recommend them for beginners.
If you're new to surfing, we recommend enrolling in a surf school and getting lessons and advice from an instructor.

Surf Spots in Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

Image of surfing
Photo:Surfing

There's a chance you'll see sea turtles in Amami Oshima as well. Advanced surfers try to get good waves on days when typhoons are passing.
As Amami Oshima is an island, surf spots are divided into two areas: the East China Sea side and the Pacific Ocean side.
The main surf spots are as follows:
・Tebiro
・Gamou
・Hatohama
・Ayamaro
・Gusuku
・Ohama
・Bira
・Imaizai
・Yagijima
・Kohama
Toen
・Katoku
Tomori Beach

Marine Activities at Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

Image of exploring mangroves
Photo:Exploring mangroves

As Amami Oshima has such clear waters, to the point that you can see the coral reefs on the ocean floor, there are other marine activities you can enjoy as well.

Swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, canoeing, SUP(Stand up Paddle boarding), and diving, are all popular marine activities in Amami Oshima. There are also schools and rental companies to rent equipment, so you can enjoy the beautiful ocean without having to worry about bringing much.

Sightseeing Around Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

Image of mangroves at Amami Oshima
Photo:Mangroves at Amami Oshima

Access to Amami Oshima is about 2.5 hours from Tokyo and 2 hours from Kansai by plane.

There's more to see in Amami Oshima than just the sea as well.
There's the Tanaka Isson Art Museum, where visitors can learn about the history and culture of Amami, as well as Amami Park, the Kuroshio-no-Mori Mangrove Park where visitors can explore the virgin mangrove forest by canoe, and the Mangrove Forest National Park.

You can also visit Kakeroma Island by boat to enjoy more natural scenery.
Camping is available at Ohama Seaside Park and if you want to admire the scenery, we recommend Ayamaru cape, and Honohoshi shore.
Enjoy the beautiful ocean and outstanding natural views on your visit to Amami Oshima.

Summary of Amami Oshima, Kagoshima

The video "Short Surf Trip to Amami Oshima," shows people enjoying surfing in the beautiful ocean.
This article talked about surf spots, information about marine activities, and tourist spots in Amami Oshima.
We hope you enjoyed the article and look forward to seeing you at Amami Oshima!

【Official Website】Amami City Official Website
https://www.city.amami.lg.jp/english/index.html

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Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
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