More on Amami Oshima

More on Amami Oshima

Another visit to the beautiful, hidden island in the South of Kyushu island.

For more on Amami, please check here, the first column written:

Diving in Amami.  You are enjoy the beautiful and coloroful fish as well as sea turtles.

Enjoy Diving in Amami Oshima!

Even if you don`t have a license, you can still do the experimental dive. Mr. Hara is a great teacher/guide, full of hospitality and jokes. He even cooked some Amami Oshima specialities for lunch, besides the usual bento box! There is a hot bath that he made on the veranda, that you will love, after the dive! Here is the link to the homepage. Sango Jaya/ 珊瑚茶屋

Denpaku- stay at one of the renovated traditional houses.

We stayed at FUNAGURA, 15 minutes drive from the airport. The renovation is well done, especially around the kitchen/bathroom, while the rest is left to maintain the special atmosphere of the place. Thus, when it rains, the noise can be pretty loud!

There is a grocery shop and several restaurants nearby. The highlight is the beautiful beach/sunset, right in front of the house. Here is their homepage, although it is in Japanese.

Rain? Enjoy the traditional dye! Dorosome, mud-dyeing, is a all natural dye technique, unique to Amami Oshima. First, te-chi tree dye. (hawthorn wood dyeing) Then, mud dye. It is a beautiful black/dark brown/red dye.

We enjoyed mud dye at Yumeshibori,

There are a few choices, but book early, as they tend to get filled up, especially if you are expecting rain!

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