An island resort with history,
surrounded by the stunning sea.
What makes Kakeromajima unique is the superbly clear sea, the beaches dotted around the island, and the seclusion and privacy they offer. The hideaway-like island resort offers visitors the chance to spend a relaxing time enjoying water sports, appreciating the sea view, and strolling down Shodon’s Indian coral tree lane. On the other hand, the site of a battle of World War II and a place associated with the author Toshio Shimao tell the tales of war history.

~ Feel healed by the tranquil scenery of Kakeromajima ~

A soothing spot sparkling in emerald green
Saneku Beach
The beach with panoramic views in Saneku has many coral reefs, and the water unfolds in gorgeous shades called Saneku blue. Visitors are also recommended to go for a stroll through the hamlet lined with coral rock walls.
  • 【Address】
    Saneku, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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A tranquil beach with a view of Amami Oshima
Doren Beach
The superbly clear seawater, shades, and public showers and restrooms make the beach perfect for bathing. The Marine Fiesta in the summer provides the venue for beach volleyball.
  • 【Address】
    Doren, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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Savor your time on the island under a banyan tree
The banyan tree of Osai village
The giant banyan tree in Osai’s beach is a popular tourist spot used in the movie Otoko wa Tsuraiyo. The tree with a rope for swinging will make you feel like a child again.
  • 【Address】
    589, Osai, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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Get there on the town’s regular boat service, Setonami – Recommended spots on Ukejima and Yoroshima

Kiimajima (Ukejima)
The desert island known as Kiimajima over the sea east of Ukejima is popular for fishing and diving.
  • 【Location】
    About 10 minutes by ferry from Ukeamuro.
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199
    (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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Heliport Lookout (Ukejima)
The viewing spot is located behind two heliports near the summit on a mountain trail that links Ukeamuro with Ikeji. The scenic spot offers a view of Kakeromajima.
  • 【Address】
    Ikeji, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199
    (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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A lane leading to the sea (Yoroshima)
A cerulean sea comes into view as you walk by Yoro primary and secondary schools and walk along the hill. The single-lane leading to the ocean makes a picturesque scenery.
  • 【Address】
    Yoro, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199
    (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)

~ Recommended foody spot on Kakeromajima ~

A café with a superb view in the island’s exchange center
Kakeroma Café
The café is attached to Kakeromajima Tenji Taiken Koryukan. It is popular for a cookie designed after the important intangible cultural property, the Shodon Shibaya, and handmade bagel sandwiches made with island vegetables.

Kakeromajima’s hideaway cafés

tiki Coffee Kakeroma
The café with a calm ambiance is housed in a renovated old house by the sea. Its popular offerings include the fluffy shaved ice made of flash-frozen cow’s milk and specialty espresso.
*Check for availability at the café.
Restaurant Mokka
The restaurant is the only one in Nishiamuro serving eel. The village has a beach, restaurants, and inns for you to enjoy Kakeromajima to the fullest.
Taiyo-no-Shima Café Shiritamunkya
The café is by the beach in Satsukawa village. Enjoy authentic curry made with a generous amount of vegetables while appreciating the ocean view at a seat on the terrace.
*Check for availability at the café.

~ Enjoy walking in Kakeromajima ~

Stroll through the hamlet with traditional scenery
Satsukawa’s coral rock walls
The beach facing the tranquil cove lined with coral rock walls lets you feel the island’s relaxing rhythm. Why not stroll through the idyllic village where the sea breeze from Satsukawa Bay soothes the soul?
  • 【Address】
    Satsukawa, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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The island’s charming sight turns the seaside lane crimson red
Shodon village’s Indian coral trees
Indian coral trees line Shodon’s coastline for a few hundred meters facing the bay in the south of the island. The Indian coral tree tunnel bears crimson flowers from late May to early June, creating a relaxing atmosphere.
  • 【Address】
    Shodon, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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~ Learn about the history of Kakeromajima and Ukejima ~

Memories of the war on the islands
Ankyaba Senseki Park
During World War II, the site was developed as the transit point for ships heading for the southern front through the Oshima Strait. Many of the surviving forts tell the tale of the war in this time of peace as if the clock had stopped. *You are recommended to bring a guide to see the battle site.
  • 【Address】
    Doren, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)
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Coral rock walls tell the tale of past glories
Takashi family’s stone walls (Ukejima)
The area around the Takashi family home in Ukeamuro, Ukejima, has impressive old coral rock walls that tell the tale of the past glories of the Takashi family, who boasted an enormous wealth in Amami during the period of domain duties.
  • 【Address】
    Ukeamuro, Setouchi-cho, Oshima District
  • 【Inquiries】
    0997-72-1199 (Amami Setouchi Tourism Association)