On the northeast coast, Terasaki-kaigan represents the archetypical Amami beach, with its white sand, rocky outcrops and aquamarine water.

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1. Southern Cross Center


A short walk from the Ishini (石仁) bus stop, 3km southeast of Chabana, is a lookout that serves as a museum of Yoron-tō and Amami history and culture…

2. Oganeku-kaigan

1.81 MILES

The popular Oganeku-kaigan is Yoron-tō's best beach, located on the eastern side of the island. About 500m offshore from here lies Yurigahama (百合ヶ浜), a…

3. Yoron Minzoku-mura

2.76 MILES

At the island's southeastern tip, the excellent Yoron Minzoku-mura is a collection of traditional thatch-roofed island dwellings and storehouses that…

4. Maehama-kaigan

2.96 MILES

This is a remote-feeling slice of beach on the southeast coast, hemmed in by concrete breakwaters.

5. Shōryū-dō

21.64 MILES

On the southwest slopes of Ōyama (the mountain at the west end of the island), you will find this brilliant limestone cave with 600m of walkways, disco…

6. Tamina-misaki

24.13 MILES

This cape, at the northwest tip of the island, has ancient coral that has been upthrust to form a 40m cliff.

7. Wanjo Beach

26.56 MILES

A peaceful spot for a picnic, especially on your way to or from the airport, this beach is a bit on the slim side but is a nice stretch of Okinoerabu's…

8. Fūcha

29.8 MILES

At the island's northeast tip, this blowhole in the limestone rock shoots water 10m into the air on windy days. Otherwise, it's a dramatic spot from which…