Virgin Mangrove Forest


"Mangrove" is a generic name referring to the plants that grow in swamps and mudflats in the tropic and subtropic areas. The mangrove in Sumiyo (Amami) consists of Mehirugi trees (Kandelia obovata) and Ohirugi trees (Bruguiera gymnorhiza). The mangrove forest, spreading out over 71 hectares (2.47 acers) at the point where the Yakugachi river and the Sumiyo river meets, is designated as a semi-national park special protection area.

Spot Information

【Adress】Ishihara, Sumiyo, Amami, Kagoshima, Japan

【Phone Number】+81 (0)997-69-2111 (Industry & Construction Division, Sumiyo Branch, Amami City)

【Transportation】Approx. 70 minute drive from Amami Airport.