Getting Around

Amami-Ōshima has a good bus system, but you will definitely appreciate a rental car if you have an International Driving Permit. Times Car Rental has subcompacts from ¥5500, with a branch in Naze and another across from the airport.

The island's tiny airport is on the northeast end of the island; 55 minutes from Naze by bus (¥1100, almost hourly) with buses timed to meet flights.