Indulging in a bit of Amamian culture
Partake in this tour and dabble in a bit of Amamian culture and see the sights along the way. Try your hand at the traditional art of dorozome (mud-dying) while visiting the village to discover the local textile made from silk: Oshima tsumugi, a commodity regarded as one of the world's three great textiles. We then drop through a lovely white sandy beach before heading off to a folk museum to find out about the island and its culture. Lunch is at a beautiful local restaurant before we head over to a distillery to enjoy the native distilled spirit made nowhere else in Japan (kokuto shochu). Changing the scene for a holistic view of the island, we then make our way to a breathtaking cape to capture the island from above. The tour ends with a private shima uta show performed with the sanshin (three-stringed instrument). Shima uta is the awe-inspiring music of the Amami Islands.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up and drop-off, transport, entrance to places specified, consumption tax, and free WIFI. Minimum of two people per booking.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Food and beverages.
Discounts start from 3 people or more. Ask about these discounts here.
Children under the age of 16 get 50% off when booking with two adults or more. Under Japanese law, persons under the age of 2o cannot participate in any alcohol tasting. At least one adult over the age of 20 must accompany persons under the age of 16. ID required for confirmation.
Tour incorporates a fair bit of standing, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Be prepared for cold, wet, or hot weather conditions. Have appropriate seasonal clothing and accessories on hand. Don't forget your camera, wallet, and ID for proof of age (over 20 years of age if tasting alcohol).
Please arrive at the designated pick-up area 15 minutes in advance.
Tour includes consumption of alcohol which should be consumed in moderation.
Persons under the age of 2o cannot participate in the tasting of any alcohol.
Tour itinerary may be adjusted depending on transport or weather conditions.
8:30 Pick Up (flexible)
Traditional mud-dying experience
Oshima tsumugi house (local textile)
Scenic beach stopover
Private shima uta (traditional music performance)
16:00 Drop Off
Tour can be personalized on the day depending on how long you wish to stay at each destination and the time available. Want to stay longer, no problem at all.