Join our night adventure tour and meet the Amami black rabbit! With 28 years’ experience in AMAMI ecotourism industry, our guides will take you to the dark side of Amami forest.
Amami Night 4WD tour is a great choice for watching the Amami black rabbit. Traveling slowly in a forest road at night, you will observe the wildlife. Since you can enjoy the tour by an open-air 4WD truck, our tour is available for for all age groups.
Amami-Oshima, called the Galapagos in Asia, is a natural haven for nocturnal animals.
Habu, a venomous snake, may show up. Our expert guides will demonstrate how to catch the habu snake with a traditional pole and snap-hook. We will release the habu after demonstration.
Mitsubishi Jeep and Suzuki Jimny, our open-air 4WD trucks will provide perfect unobstructed view with fresh air.
Our representative guide, Toshimitsu Arata, has 27 years’experience in AMAMI ecotourism. He organized the first eco tour in Amami-oshima where he was born and grew up. All of our guides received sufficient knowledge and skills as tour guide from him. In the night tour, our guides will explain about local animals and plants with personal experience.
We accept one person reservations.
There are two departures per day between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. You can choose the one that is convenient for you.
The meeting place of the tour will be our office which is located in the foot of a mountain. We can correspond to change in a weather situation and meet your request.
The meeting place, our office, has a Free WiFi, a parking lot, a lounge, a restroom and a changing room. These are available before and after tour. We provide coffee for free as well!
|Departing||7 days a week|
|Meeting place||69 Sumiyocho Oaza Nishinakama
Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-1202
AMAMI NATURE COM Office
Between Mar. 1st and Jun. 30th
1st departure at 7:30 p.m.
2st departure at 9:30 p.m.
Between Jul. 1st and Sep. 30th
1st departure at 8:00 p.m.
2st departure at 10:30 p.m.
Between Oct. 1st and Feb. 28th
1st departure at 6:30 p.m.
2st departure at 8:30 p.m.
|Tour Time||Approximately 2 hours|
|Pricing||8,000 Yen per adult, 6,400 Yen per child (Elementary School Students), 3,000 Yen per child (ages 4-6) Tour Includes activities insurance.|
|Information||Since it’s chilly at nigh from June to October, please wrap yourself up well and come to the tour.
Flashlights, binoculars, raincoats and towels are provided.
The experienced guide belonging to Amami-oshima Eco Tour Guide Liaison Committee serves as our representative. He started to work as guide in 1990 and since then has been devoted to spreading the natural guide of Amami-oshima. This year, in 2017 opened a new office in Amami-shi Sumiyou-chou. We will plan and offer guided tours that introduce beautiful nature of Sumiyou-chou including the night tour.
We also operate a Doren camping site, and many children from all over the world visit our annual children's camp and enjoy the nature of Amami-oshima.
Although Amami Oshima still exists ancient creatures and is an extremely valuable island, now extinction of living things is exposed to dangerous due to various land development. Our tour never threatens wildlife. We organize a tour to introduce special living creatures of Amami Oshima and appeal the importance of nature.
Not only living things but also artifacts in the mountains and nature destroyed by human hands are the targets to observe. Hopefully you will join our tour while considering current situation of Amami-Oshima.The more people participating in the tour, the more the momentum of voice that protects Amami Oshima's nature will increase.
AMAMI NATURE COM
Toshimitsu Arata (荒田 利光)
69 Sumiyocho Oaza Nishinakama, Amami-shi, Kagoshima-ken 894-1202
Tel/Fax: +81 0997-69-2022
Web: Contact form