【Ama tour】Diving with Ama diver in Ise-shima and Seafood BBQ lunch|MIEscape | Experience the unique local cultural tours in Mie, Japan

【Ama tour】Diving with Ama diver in Ise-shima and Seafood BBQ lunch

Dive in the water together with an Ama free-diving woman and witness how she harvests shellfish or seaweed from the rocky bottom. You will take a rest at an Ama Hut restaurant and hear her real stories while enjoying a fresh seafood BBQ lunch. Dive head first into a unique cultural tradition that has a 3000 year history!

Ama divers are powerful and heartwarming women. The number of Ama divers have been decreasing. The situation is same as in Mie and there are about 800 Ama divers in Mie as of 2014. That number is the most largest in Japan. She will guide you the world under the sea.


JPY 36,000 / person (excl. tax)

(Minimum number of participants is 2 persons.)

<Add-on option>

  • 1 Ise-ebi Lobster or 1 Abalone in addition to the basic Seafood BBQ lunch at Ama Hut restaurant: JPY 3,000 (excl. tax)


What is included
  • Diving with a local Ama diver (45 mins)
    1 Ama diver will accompany a group of maximum 3-4 guests. If you are 5 guests, 2 Ama divers will accompany your group.
  • Basic Seafood BBQ lunch at Ama Hut Restaurant
  • Boat fare between the port and the diving site
  • Diving wet suits
  • English-speaking staff
  • Travel accident insurance
  • If needed, transport between Kashikojima Station and Wagu-ura  port

From May to the middle of September, basically, every Tuesday and Saturday.

From the middle of September to the end of October, any day of the week.

* For availability, please contact us.

Number of Participants
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 adults
  • Maximum number of participants: Dependent on the day.
Accompanied staff

At least two staff including 1 English-speaking staff

  • Participants must be 13 years of age and above and healthy physically and mentally. Pregnant individuals may not participate in this activity. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
  • In case the tour will not be provided due to weather or in the event that bookings do not reach the minimum number of participants, any deposit that has been made by the client will be refunded if applicable.
  • If you have any allergies or any other restrictions, please let us know.
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • Caught marine resources need to be taken back to water due to the local fishery regulation


Cancellation Policy
  • 3-6 days prior to the tour date: Receive a 50 % refund
  • 2 or less days prior to the tour date: No refund

IST Co., Ltd

Travel Agency License Number No. 3-363 approved by the Governor of Mie Prefectural Government.

Certified Travel Services Manager : Kazuhiko Yasu

Detailed schedule

09:30AM Meeting at Wagu Gyoko(Port) * (It might be changed into Kashikojima port.)

Briefing of the tour and then change into wet suits at the real Ama Hut.
Meet with an Ama diver

10:00AM Transfer by a boat to the diving site and Ama Diving Experience (1h)
11:00AM Shower
11:30AM Transfer
11:45AM Seafood BBQ Lunch at Ama Hut

Enjoy fresh local seafood BBQ served by the Ama and listen tales of the sea.

13:00 End of the tour

Wagu Gyoko (port)

Wagu Gyoko, Wagu, Shima-city, Mie, Japan

Map Code: 338 006 114*30
Google Map info (latitude/longitude) : 34°15'16.6"N 136°48'14.1"E (34.254617, 136.803917)


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