Mysterious moments playing folk songs on a silent beach.

Uta-ashibi experience (3,000 yen per person, tax included) starts around sunset on the beach of a village in the southeast part of the island. Local singers gather with sanshin three-stringed musical instruments and chijin drums in their hands, and the island’s folk songs, shimauta, are played with Tobira Island in the background. Surrounding a bonfire made with driftwood and singing shimauta, you can feel like you are one of the shimanchu, people living in Amami.

When shimauta singers living on the island gather, the experience starts. The illusionary light of a bonfire lights the area after sunset, and shimauta is played over the sound of waves.

The sound of the sanshin makes the experience of your Amami trip richer.

You can easily join in on singing shimauta with lyrics written out for you.

Island Music Experience at Horashaya

38, Oaza-Yakugachi, Sumiyo-cho, Amami, Kagoshima
TEL: 0997-69-5081 (NPO Sumiyo Yamuraland Office)
Open: 9:00 - 24:00
No scheduled holidays