Amami Oshima Island

Photo by TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) from Wikivoyage


Overview of Amami Oshima Island

“Bask under the sun and swim in warm waters”

Amami Oshima is the largest island in the Satsunan island chain and belongs to Kagoshima prefecture. The island’s climate and beautiful white sand beaches draw tourists in to relax and swim in its warm waters and take advantage of snorkeling opportunities to enjoy the island’s rich flora and fauna. The island is also the proud home of the Oshima Tsumugi silk which for centuries was used to create superior quality kimonos.

You can read more about Amami Oshima Island, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Amami Oshima Island

Annual temperature is roughly between 14°C (58°F) and 28°C (83°F). June expects the highest precipitation (about 430mm). July to September are the hottest months (about 28°C or 83°F), and January, February and December are the coolest months (about 14°C or 58°F). Great care must be taken against heavy rains in the months of August, September and October.

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Amami Oshima Island in the 2nd week of Aug.