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[[Image:JP-46 Yoron Yurigahama shallow.jpg|thumb|300px|Beach on [[Yoron]]]]
  
 
The '''Amami Islands''' (奄美諸島 ''Amami-shotō'') are a small archipelago south of [[Kyushu]], [[Japan]].
 
The '''Amami Islands''' (奄美諸島 ''Amami-shotō'') are a small archipelago south of [[Kyushu]], [[Japan]].
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
Flights to and around the Amami Islands are carried out by Skymark and Japan Airways (JAL) and its affiliates JTA and RAC.  [[Amami Oshima]] is the main hub for flights, with direct flights to [[Tokyo]]-Haneda, [[Osaka]]-Itami, [[Kagoshima]] and [[Naha]].  [[Kikai]], [[Okinoerabujima]], [[Tokunoshima]] and [[Yoron]] have small airports with service to Amami and Kagoshima only.
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Flights to and around the Amami Islands are the monopoly of Japan Airways (JAL) and its affiliates JTA and RAC.  [[Amami Oshima]] is the main hub for flights, with direct flights to [[Tokyo]]-Haneda, [[Osaka]]-Itami, [[Kagoshima]] and [[Naha]].  [[Kikai]], [[Okinoerabujima]], [[Tokunoshima]] and [[Yoron]] have small airports with service to Amami and Kagoshima only.
 
 
From July 2014 [http://www.vanilla-air.com/en Vanilla Air], part of ANA, are offering LCC (Low Cost Carrier) flights direct from Narita, [[Tokyo]] to [[Amami Oshima]]. As an idea you can get return flights from Tokyo for Y8,000. A great time to visit this often over looked island.
 
  
 
===By ferry===
 
===By ferry===
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==Do==
 
==Do==
Amami, and it's islands are surrounded by beautiful, crystal clear, CLEAN ocean. The top things to do here usually involve getting wet!
 
 
 
===Snorkelling and Diving===
 
 
There is fantastic snorkelling and some good diving to be done around the island. There are many operators and your hotel or accommodation will be able to help advise a good one. Much of the snorkling can be done directly off of the beach, but to see the most I would recommend a guide. One of the top things to see here are the turtles, especially the big ones who lay their eggs on the beach in the right seasons.
 
 
===SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boarding===
 
 
A growing popular sport around the world is SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boarding, and Amami has great conditions and an excellent school / group of riders. Amami is a great choice for SUP boarding because it offers scenic landscapes and cruisy rivers as well as ocean swell and the opportunity to try your hand at SUP surfing.
 
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==

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