Hiking & Cycling
Amami Oshima is mostly covered by dense forests thanks to the subtropical climate of the island, so nature enthusiasts have plenty of hiking areas to choose from! Frequented spots include the path up to the highest point of Amami Oshima, Mt. Yuwan (694.4m), and the area around the Sumiyo River. The unique habitat and rare creatures that reside there are protected as part of the Amami Gunto National Park, so make sure to speak with a tourism information center beforehand. Some of the creatures can be dangerous as well, so being prepared is a top priority when venturing out into the wilderness of Amami.
In recent years there has been efforts to make Amami more bike-friendly, so there are now certain areas where visitors can rent bicycles to tour around the island!