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

【Ama tour】Diving with Ama diver in Ise-shima

Dive in the water together with an Ama free-diving woman and witness how she harvests shellfish or seaweed from the rocky bottom. As an option, 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 22,000 / person


<Add-on option>

  • Seafood BBQ lunch at Ama Hut restaurant
    • For a group of 2 persons: Basic course – JPY 4,860 / person
    • For a group of more than 3 persons: Basic course – 3,780 / person


What is included
  • Diving with a local Ama diver (45 mins)
  • Boat fare between Wagu-ura port and the diving site
  • English-speaking staff
  • Travel accident insurance
  • If needed, transport between Kashikojima Station and Wagu-ura  port

Basically, every Tuesday and Saturday from May to October in 2018.

* For availability, please contact us.

* Please ask us in case you prefer another day except Tuesday or Saturday.

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 possible, please bring your swimwear and water shoes. A few rental items including swimwear, water shoes and snorkel mask are available. For details, please contact us in advance.
  • 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.


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 End of the tour


<Add-on option of Seafood BBQ at Ama Hut restaurant>
11:45AM 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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