Amami Oshima is a semi-tropical island in the Amami Islands, which is part of the Ryukyu Archipelago in Japan. Situated off the coast of Kagoshima, this picturesque island has good beaches and an abundance of flora and fauna. Amami Oshima is home to several rare or endangered animals, including the Amami Rabbit and the Lidth's Jay, both of which are now found only in Amami Oshima and Tokunoshima.
Places to visit include the Museum of Amami at Amami where you can find detailed information about local customs, traditional culture, and the history of the Amami Islands. Another popular site is the Tanaka Isson Memorial Museum, which celebrates this famed Japanese painter's career and his ties to the island. Look for the richly dyed tsumugi textiles, which date back more than 1,300 years and are famous for being used to make high-quality kimonos.
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