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For Amami

From Flight Duration Airlines
Tokyo (Haneda Airport) 2hr 20 min Japan Airlines
Tokyo (Narita International Airport) About 2hr 55 min Peach Aviation
Osaka (Itami Airport) About 1hr 50 min Japan Airlines
Osaka (Kansai International Airport) About 1hr 55 min Peach Aviation
Fukuoka (Fukuoka Airport) About 1hr 20 min Japan Airlines
Kagoshima (Kagoshima Airport) About 1hr Japan Air Commuter
Kagoshima (Kagoshima Airport) About 1hr Skymark Airlines
Okinawa ( Naha Airport ) About 1hr 5 min Ryukyu Air Commuter

Other Amami Archipelago Islands

From Flight Duration Airlines
Kikaijima (Kikai Airport) About 20 min Japan Air Commuter
Tokunoshima (Tokunoshima Airport) About 35 min Japan Air Commuter
Okinoerabujima (Okinoerabu Airport) Via Tokunoshima Japan Air Commuter
Yoronjima (Yoron Airport) About 45 min Japan Air Commuter



For Kagoshima, Other Amami Archipelago Islands, Okinawa

Ship Name Route
Naminoue/Akebono/Queen Coral Plus/Queen Coral Eight Kagoshima Route
Kagoshima(Shinko Port) - Amami Oshima(Naze Port) - Tokunoshima(Kametoku Port) - Okinoerabujima(Wadomari Port) - Yoronjima(Yoron Port) - Okinawa(Motobu Port) - Okinwawa ( Naha Port)
Kikai/Amami Kikai Route
Kagoshima (Main Port North Pier Terminal "Kagoshima Honko Kitafuto" ) - Kikaijima ( Wan Port) - Amami Oshima(Naze Port) - Amami Oshima(Koniya Port) - Tokunoshima(Hetono Port) - Okinoerabujima(China Port)

For Tokara Islands

Ship Name Route
Toshima Kagoshima (Main Port South Pier Terminal "Kagoshima Honko Minamifuto" ) - Kuchinoshima - Nakanoshima - Suwanosejima - Tairajima - Akusekijima - Kodakarajima - Takarajima - Amami Oshima ( Sadaikuma Port)
For Tokara Islands

For Kakeromajima

Ship Name Route
Kakeroma Ikenma Route
Amami Oshima (Koniya Port) - Kakeromajima (Ikenma Port)
Kakeroma Seso Route
Amami Oshima (Koniya Port) - Kakeromajima (Seso Port)

For Ukejima, Yorojima

Ship Name Route
Setonami Amami Oshima (Koniya Port) - Ukejima (Ukeamuro Port) - Ukejima ( Ikeji Port ) - Yorojima ( Yoro Port )

Bus & Taxi

In addition to rental cars, there are various bus lines and taxi companies that operate on Amami Oshima. The Shima Bus company operates the main line that goes from Amami Airport to Naze, Amami City and then further south to Setouchi, which is the line that has the most frequently arriving busses. There are other bus lines, but there are not as many busses that run on these routes. Some tourism locations can be accessed by bus, but please bear in mind that transportation by bus takes more time than by car. The Shima Bus busses only accept cash payment (with \1,000 yen bills or smaller coins), but bus passes can be purchased at the Amami Airport or at the Shima Bus Main Office in Naze, Amami City. Taxis are situated directly beside the Arrivals Exit of Amami Airport, and can be reserved by phone (in Japanese); please ask an employee at your accommodation or consult with an information desk if any problems arise.


Company Phone Number URL
Shima Bus 0997-52-0509 https://shimabus.co.jp/


Company Phone Number URL
Oshima Taxi 0997-52-2233 https://oshimataxi.jp/
Tanaka Taxi 0997-52-6000 https://www.tanakataxi.com/
N-1 Taxi 0997-52-3223 http://nisikawa.net/n-1taxi/kagoshima.html
Minami Taxi 0997-53-0023 https://minamitaxi-amami.com/

Rental Car

Due to the mountainous landscape, a car is ideal transportation for those who are planning to visit more areas of the island. Most companies have an online reservation system, but many reservations can be done over the phone (most likely in Japanese only). Many companies have a limited number of cars available, so it is recommended that rental car reservations be made in advance.

Driving in Japan requires either a Japanese driver’s license or another form of license, depending on the country of which your license is valid in. Please see the following links from the Japan Automobile Federation for more information.

Information about driver’s licenses:

Information about traffic rules and more:

Rental Car

Company Phone Number URL
Amami Rent-A-Car 0997-55-2633 https://www.amami-rentacar.co.jp/
Orix Rent-A-Car 0997-63-1201 https://car.orix.co.jp/shops/?shops_pk=773
Nippon Rent-A-Car 0997-55-2400 https://sasp.mapion.co.jp/b/nrs/info/010922/?BT3=selectReserveOfficeWithRecommendation&ret=3
Toyota Rent-A-Car 0997-63-0100 https://rent.toyota.co.jp/rakuraku/step1.aspx
Nico Nico Rent-A-Car 0997-63-0999 https://www.2525r.com/kagoshima/amamioshima/store-00897-001.html
100 Yen Rent-A-Car 0997-55-2771 https://100yen-rentacar.jp/store/512.html
Amami Lucky Rent-A-Car 0997-58-8663 http://amami-lucky-rentacar.com/
Times Car Rental 0997-63-0240 https://rental.timescar.jp/kagoshima/shop/4604/
Libest Rent-A-Car 0997-57-1100 http://libest-rentacar.com/
Amami Yui Rent-A-Car 0120-780-076 https://amami-yui-rentacar.com/
Honda Rent-A-Car 0997-57-1450 https://amami-hondarentacar.jp/
Amami Kuko-mae Rent-A-Car 0997-55-2711 http://aaf-rent.com/

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