"A must go..." Zamami-jima by isolatednz

Zamami-jima Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 3 photos

forget the main island, come here!

After a few days driving the concrete sea of main island Okinawa I was so relieved to get to Zamami Jima. It was something special.

Beautiful snorkeling and friendly locals.

One tip:
There is a sea kayaking place on the main street leading up through the town from the port. It is yellow and on the right. The guy that runs this place is called "Sano". He is a legend and speaks English well. He took us on a cheap, personally guided kayak trip to an offshore uninhabited island for the best snorkeling in the area. We saw a huge sea turtle, an amazing array of fish and he even picked up a one meter long sea snake for us to touch!

The dude is the best, he even sent us a new years card with his new baby on a couple of months later.

Zamami Jima is the number one spot I have visited in Japan.

  • Last visit to Zamami-jima: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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