Amami Oshima is an island blocked from the continent from ancient times, historically it has produced unique culture influenced by Okinawa, Kagoshima, Southeast Asia, etc, and plants and animals have also produced many unique species.
In the northern part of the island there are many flat farmlands, beach resorts are scattered, sugar cane cultivation etc. are carried out actively. Most of the southern part of the island is a mountainous area, and many inherent creatures inhabit only here. In the forest of Amami Oshima, many natural animals live, including natural treasures such as Amami rabbits, Ryukyu long-haired rat and Lidth's jay (Garrulus lidthi). There are plenty of wild birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles.