Amami Oshima

A Hidden Tropical Paradise in Kagoshima

Donny Kimball
6 min readDec 12, 2019

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A beautiful beach on Kagoshima’s island of Amami Oshima

When people think of “Japan,” they almost assuredly conjure up mental images of hyper-modern Tokyo or traditional Kyoto. Unbeknownst to most overseas visitors, Japan is actually home to a number of killer beaches. Of course, many of these are located down to the south surrounding the islands of Okinawa (some of which I have actually covered before in this article). During…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/