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(New page: The '''Amami Islands''' (奄美諸島) are a small archipelago south of Kyushu, Japan. ==Islands== * Amami Oshima * Kikaigashima * Kakeromajima * Yoroshima * [[Uke...)
 
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The '''Amami Islands''' (奄美諸島) are a small archipelago south of [[Kyushu]], [[Japan]].
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[[Image:JP-46 Yoron Yurigahama shallow.jpg|thumb|300px|Beach on [[Yoron]]]]
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The '''Amami Islands''' (奄美諸島 ''Amami-shotō'') are a small archipelago south of [[Kyushu]], [[Japan]].
  
 
==Islands==
 
==Islands==
* [[Amami Oshima]]
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* [[Amami Oshima]] — the largest island in area and population
* [[Kikaigashima]]
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* [[Kikai]]
* [[Kakeromajima]]
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* [[Kakeroma]]
* [[Yoroshima]]
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* [[Yoro]]
 
* [[Ukeshima]]
 
* [[Ukeshima]]
 
* [[Tokunoshima]]
 
* [[Tokunoshima]]
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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[[Image:Amami Islands-en.png|thumb|300px|Map of the Amami Islands]]
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===By plane===
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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.
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===By ferry===
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The Amami Islands are served the cozy duopoly of '''A-Line Ferry''' [http://www.aline-ferry.com], aka ''Maru-A'' (マルエー) and '''Marix Line''' [http://www.marix-line.co.jp], both of which run between [[Kagoshima]] (Kyushu) and [[Naha]] (Okinawa) via the islands on alternating days.  Fares on both are identical, with a one-way Kagoshima-Amami Oshima trip (11 hours) costing ¥8,800 in 2nd class (二等), or ¥9300 from Naha (13 hours).  The exact schedules are complicated and change from day to day, but the main ports served, from north to south, are:
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* Naze (名瀬) on [[Amami Oshima]], served by all ferries
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* Kitoku (亀徳) on [[Tokunoshima]], served by some ferries
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* Wadomari (和泊) on [[Okinoerabujima]], served by some ferries
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* [[Yoron]] (与論), served by almost all ferries
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In addition, A-Line runs a service from Kagoshima via Naze that serves one extra island and some additional ports:
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* [[Kikai]] (喜界)
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* Koniya (古仁屋) on [[Amami Oshima]]
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* Hetono (平土野) on [[Tokunoshima]]
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* China (知名) on [[Okinoerabujima]]
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==

Revision as of 03:57, 11 July 2009

Beach on Yoron

The Amami Islands (奄美諸島 Amami-shotō) are a small archipelago south of Kyushu, Japan.

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Map of the Amami Islands

By plane

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.

By ferry

The Amami Islands are served the cozy duopoly of A-Line Ferry [1], aka Maru-A (マルエー) and Marix Line [2], both of which run between Kagoshima (Kyushu) and Naha (Okinawa) via the islands on alternating days. Fares on both are identical, with a one-way Kagoshima-Amami Oshima trip (11 hours) costing ¥8,800 in 2nd class (二等), or ¥9300 from Naha (13 hours). The exact schedules are complicated and change from day to day, but the main ports served, from north to south, are:

  • Naze (名瀬) on Amami Oshima, served by all ferries
  • Kitoku (亀徳) on Tokunoshima, served by some ferries
  • Wadomari (和泊) on Okinoerabujima, served by some ferries
  • Yoron (与論), served by almost all ferries

In addition, A-Line runs a service from Kagoshima via Naze that serves one extra island and some additional ports:

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