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Getting around by air

There are flights on Japan's big two airlines, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) between major cities in mainland Japan and Amami-Ōshima, Okinawa-hontō, Miyako-jima and Ishigaki-jima. Kagoshima has flights to/from all these islands and many of the smaller islands as well. Other islands such as Yonaguni-jima and Kume-jima can be reached from Naha or Ishigaki. In recent years, a number of low-cost airlines have commenced services from a variety of cities into Naha and a handful of other island destinations. It pays to shop around and explore different route combinations before you travel.