This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Zamami Island. To help you make friends with Zamami Island before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zamami Island, Japan, is a small island in the Okinawa group of islands in Okinawa prefecture, Japan. Zamami Island has just one main town where the ferries arrive from Naha multiple times per day. Although the town is quite small, you still have a supermarket, which has pretty much everything you could need for your stay on the island. Zamami has quite a few different restaurants and bars spread through the town as well as some smaller ones at the nearby beaches.
Zamami is surrounded by the Kerama Shoto National Marine Park, making it a great place to snorkel. Two beaches are accessible on foot from town -- both are about a thirty-minute walk in opposite directions but the one to the east has a bit of a climb over a hill to reach it as well. You can also take a taxi or bus. The beaches are a beautiful place to go for a swim or relax. But bringing a snorkel is recommended, as there are lots of great marine life living around the island -- you might even be lucky enough to see a sea turtle. The beaches don't get overly crowded because of the small capacity of the island. For great views over the island its recommended to hike up to the top of Mt. Takatsukiyama, which is about a thirty-minute walk from town. Zamami has more secluded beaches and viewpoints, but you would need to rent a bike, scooter, or car to be able to reach them without a long walk across the island.
There is just a limited number of hostels in Zamami Island, Japan. A stay at a Zamami Island, Japan hostel is a great way to stay in a tropical island paradise on a budget. Your Zamami Island, Japan hostel is just a short walk from the ferry terminal and has easy access to all of the restaurants and bars in town. Your Zamami Island, Japan hostel also has its own bar and restaurant, so you can easily meet other travelers and get food without leaving the hostel.
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