Kikai-jima is located about 380km south of Kagoshima, on a boundary line between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.This island has been formed on the elevated coral reefs, which is still rising 2mm a year in average. Raised coral reef terrace is 211m above sea level and its ridgeline draws a smooth arc and stands out in the cobalt blue sea.
You can see butterflies called Ogomadara or Lady of the Southern Island. Kikai-jima is the northern limit habitat of this butterfly.
Also this island is famous for its agricultural products such as sugarcane and white sesame, the highest amount of which this island produces in Japan.

Hotels on the Amami Islands: you can make your choice according to your own travel style.

We show you resort hotels, budget hotels, and Minsyuku (private home, providing lodging and meals). Why don't you enjoy Amami to your heart's content? You will find yourself refreshed.

Gift of "Food" from the vibrant islands.

The Amami Islands are small archipelago located south of Kyusyu, Japan. Fresh ingredients are harvested in the Amami islands. Why don't you enjoy those unforgettably tasty local dishes?

Experience the subtropical nature, culture and history of each island.

We show you the picturesque places, tourist facilities and cultural heritages where you can go back to the old life of this island. Why don't you enjoy the sceneries of small village, which would bring you back to your old native town? The atmosphere of those spots will make you relax and healed.

Local products cultivated in the subtropical sunlight.

The Amami Islands are small archipelago located south of Kyusyu, Japan. We show you the special products made from brown sugar of Amami, traditional local crafts,Oshima-Tsumugi (hand spun silk fabric), kokuto shochu (spirits made from brown sugar),which is produced only in the Amami Islands, and other unusual choices.