Amami (Naze), Amami Oshima, Japan
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Approximately 6 Hours
Meals not included
Explore the special place of Amani, a rich testament to the delicate art of silk production and lush, biodiverse landscapes that provide their own natural sights. This unique blend of experiences offers you an opportunity to appreciate the intricate process of silk-making and the serene greenery of Amani in one day. You’ll leave inspired by the craftsmanship of the Japanese people and the surrounding natural landscapes at the same time.
Begin your tour at Oshima Tsumugi-mura village where you will discover the art and manufacturing of "Oshima Tsumugi," a silk fabric that is one of the most sought-after luxury products in Japan. This tradition can be traced back more than 1,300 years and holds a long, rich history in Japanese culture. This incredibly detailed work starts with white silk thread and uses the traditional practice of mud-dyeing to create incredibly detailed and unique work.
Continue on to Amami Nature Observation Forest, offering visitors a unique opportunity to see the animals, plants and birds, some of which are only found on Amami Island. Meet your specialized guide, who will take you on an enchanting exploration of the lush forest along beautiful paths and point out the local flora and fauna. Take in the magnificent ocean views from the observatory.
After your visit, enjoy a lunch of locally sourced ingredients before returning to the pier.
Please note: There is no guarantee in regard to visibility or views on any particular day, as weather and atmospheric conditions vary and are beyond the tour operator’s control. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Tour sequence may vary. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed.