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Ippei contemplating the climb on a tree fern, Japan

Kinsakubaru Virgin Forest

Amami Oshima Island, Kagoshima, Japan

 

Amami Oshima is the main island of the Amami Islands which are a group of subtropical islands located about 400 km south of Kyushu and about 300 km north of Okinawa.

 

The beautiful sea of Amami is known as a fantastic diving spot, blessed with clear blue waters, coral reefs and tropical fish. Mangoes, bananas, passion fruits, guavas and sugar canes are all cultivated on the island.

70% of the island are covered in rainforests which are infested with the deadly habu snakes (pit viper with cobra venom stronger than Okinawan habu's venom).

 

> Islands of Japan

 

For our recommended islands of Japan, please check out:

amamika.com/japan_travel/islands/

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Taken on July 11, 2009