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Unique tours on an island paradise plonked in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. 


Amami Tours is a wholly independent tour guiding service owned and operated by long-time Japan resident John Cantu. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, John has built a rich and diverse connection with the country he has called home for over 21 years.

Before establishing Amami Tours, John spent 5 years working as an adventure guide in Australia and over a decade as a translator in Tokyo. Prior to all of this, he studied in Niigata and later at Tokyo's Komazawa University, where he majored in Japanese History
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Amami Oshima Tours
Establishing Amami Tours in 2021, John provides unique tours on one of Japan's best-kept secrets, the gorgeous Amami Island (Amami Oshima). From top-class diving to breathtaking beaches, captivating culture, delicious food, enchanting music, unique wildlife, and, of course, the native Amamian liquor (kokuto shochu). 

All tours are private and include transport to and from your hotel. Discover a different side of Japan, only a few hours from Tokyo or Osaka. You won't be disappointed.
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Amami Tours
Licensed Amami Eco Tour Guide
Certified Amami Interpreter Guide

Eco Tourism T&D I Certified  (JP)
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