Amami Oshima (Naze), Japan
Amami Oshima is a picturesque island located approximately 300 km north of Okinawa Island and 380 km south of KyÅ«shÅ«, Japan. It is the largest of the Amami Islands and second-largest of the RyÅ«kyÅ« Islands after Okinawa Island.
Amami Oshima has a rich arts and crafts culture which can be experienced at the cultural center at Amami Park. Here visitors will find the Museum of Amami which provides detailed information about local customs, traditional culture, and the history of the Amami Islands. Another popular site is the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum, which celebrates this famed Japanese painter's career and his ties to the island.
Things to See & Do
* Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum
* Cultural Center
* Local markets
* Flora & fauna
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Yen (JPY)
Language - Japanese
Population - 67,000 approx
Land Area - 712.35 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code - 81
Port Location - The port at Amami Oshima is the Naze Port in the city of Amami.
Travel Links - The island is served by Amami Airport.