We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Ishihara, Sumiyo-cho, Amami 894-1292, Kagoshima Prefecture
Name/address in local language

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Very nice outdoor getaway

While staying on Amami-shi with extended family, we went to this little mangrove forest tucked away in the mountains of the island. What is really interesting about it, is that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 7: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying on Amami-shi with extended family, we went to this little mangrove forest tucked away in the mountains of the island. What is really interesting about it, is that Amami-shi is a very small island and this little piece of it is well hidden, but extremely popular with tourists.

Thank WorldTravelerJLB
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The mangrove forest is beautiful. However, it is very small, 15 min with the kayak to go and 15 min back. It was not worth the long driving from our accomodation.

1 Thank Alexander S
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you are looking for a quick yet physically active outing, this is the one for you. This is the second largest mangrove forest in Japan. You get to kayak in a solo or two-person kayak. The tours occur in groups with one to two guides depending on the number of guests. The entire experience took no more than one... More 

2 Thank Dr_Maru
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Due to short staying, we decided to choose this mangrove tour to end our try of Amami and ended up the worth try! It was great experience of learning from the expert(sorry forgot his name is,,,) who has been guiding this mangrove inhabitant for decades; the geographical fact of in-habitation of mangrove, types of mangroves, other habitats such as unique... More 

Thank Atsuko K
Kortrijk, Belgium
Level Contributor
171 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Very nice place to go and kayak. If you are in amami it sure is a nice thing to do. Although not as nice as in iriomote-jima

Thank WarAss
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We canoed Mangrove Lake as part of a day trip with a glass bottom boat tour - a real highlight for us, it was like being in the rainforest!

3 Thank albi2604
Level Contributor
53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We hired one of the tours that cruise among the mangroves. Check the timetable at your hotel and be there ahead of time. Rowing is easy, and you can select kayak for single or couple (maybe also for 3 people). You go with a guide so it is safe and relaxing. Take a hat and water.

3 Thank yuval_adler

Travellers who viewed Mangrove Forested Area also viewed

Amami, Amami-oshima
Oshima-gun Tatsugo-cho, Amami-oshima

Been to Mangrove Forested Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mangrove Forested Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?