Zamami Island
Destination Guide

Visitors to Zamami Island are beginning to increase, not only from within Japan but from abroad as well. It is a part of the Kerama region which is designated as a national park, and boasting some of the clearest waters in the world, known as Kerama Blue, it has become a diving hotspot to the point that it is said that every diver has heard of it. It is famous for the humpback whales that visit every year from January to March during mating season.

Shiro Statue / Marilyn Statue

Shiro and Marilyn, a Japanese film released in 1988, tells the story of how the male dog Shiro swam three kilometers across a strait between Aka Island and Zamami Island to meet his love, Marilyn. Akajima is home to the Shiro statue, while Zamami is where the Marilyn statue is installed. Still today, they both look out onto the ocean, thinking of each other.

Kerama Shoto National Park
Kerama Shoto National Park
On March 5, 2014 (Coral Day), this was designated as the 31st national park. ...
Kerama deer
Kerama deer
Kerama deer are a protected species in Japan. ...
Furuzamami Beach
Furuzamami Beach
Furuzamami Beach offers everything from swimming to diving. ...
Access to Zamami Island

Airplane: None
Ferry: Tomari Port – Zamami Port (Around 50 minutes by high speed boat, around 2 hours by ferry)

Zamami Village Boat Division / Queen Zamami
TEL: 098-868-4567
Zamami Village Boat Division / Ferry Zamami
TEL: 098-868-4567

Zamami Island Basic Information

Area – Population 6.66 km² – Around 570 people

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