Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp


Beautiful "Kerama Blue" of Zamami


Zamami Village Office  

HOME > Japan’s Local Treasures > Beautiful "Kerama Blue" of Zamami


Enjoy the island life surrounded by incredible biodiversity and scenery

Zamami Village Tourism Association


Zamami Village Office


Zamami Village in the Keramashoto National Park in Okinawa is a unique place. Composed of three inhabited islands, Zamami, Aka and Geruma, and numerous uninhabited islands, it is famous for the color of the sea surrounding it, a vivid shade of blue that has been affectionately called “Kerama Blue” and is the result of a complex combination of factors. The Kuroshio current keeps plankton levels low and there are no rivers that carry sediments into the sea, so it remains extremely clear by absorbing all the colors of the sunlight except for the blue.

Take a boat ride from Tomari Port in Naha and come spend a day or more in Zamami. You will be able to enjoy its blue waters surrounded by incredible biodiversity. Spot sea turtles, colorful corals and fishes, Kerama deer, and even humpback whales in the winter. Start your day by going snorkeling. The sea remains warm for most of the year, so you can enjoy it even when the summer is over.


Zamami Village Office


After having fun in the water, take a walk to one of the different observatories of the islands. Takatsuki-Yama Observatory is just 30 minutes away from Zamami Hamlet and offers breathtaking views of the Kerama archipelago. If you stay overnight, you would do well to have a walk to Kami-no-Hama Observatory and admire the sunset and the starry sky from there.

Yet, if you feel like simply having a relaxing day, it is also possible. Just lie on the sand and then enjoy Okinawan cuisine cooked with locally sourced ingredients at one of the various restaurants of the islands, including mozuku seaweed, jimami-dofu (tofu with peanuts), Okinawan soba or seafood caught in the morning.


Zamami Village Office



How to get there


To get to Zamami Village, take a high-speed boat to Zamami Island (50-70 minutes) from Tomari Port on Okinawa Main Island. A ferry also connects Tomari Port to Aka Island (1.5 hours) and Zamami Island (2 hours).


Ao no Yukuru-Kan Visitor Center
95 Zamami, Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun, Okinawa-ken





Zamami Village




More Information


Okinawa Prefecture | JNTO Official Website

Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages