Chichijima Island

Chichijima Island, Ogasawara-mura: Address, Chichijima Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Chichijima Island
4.5
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あむーるん
東京25 contributions
Sep 2011 • Friends
I write this passage for incoming tourists.
Ogasawara have very fantastic nature, in particular , sea is very beautiful. many fishes, comprehensive coral.
And if you go the time of hatching, you can often see baby sea turtles.
You can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activity, such as sea kayak, snorkeling, dolphin swim, trekking, and so on.

Unfortunately, Ogasawara is inconvenient transportation.
There is only ferry once a week from TOKYO, and it takes 25hours!
If you tend to be seasickness, it is better to bring medicine.
Written August 15, 2012
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Takoyaki47
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan927 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Ogasawara is a real treat. Very different from the rest of Japan... lots of unique nature from Dolphins and Whales to endemic bird species. Great hikes. Interesting locals. Super organized and clean. The little bus service is a classic. Make sure you have an international license if you want to rent scooters... and they may not let you anyway. And you may need a bike license addendum on your international.

Tips:

For your trip, bring and read the book 'Flyboys' for some interesting history that you WILL NOT be told about at the Visitor's Center.

Talk to the oddball caucasian-looking guys that you may see around the harbor. They are descendants of the original inhabitants. They all speak English. And they have some great tales and insights to tell.

Check out the little bar Yankee Town about a 20 minute walk East of the main harbor. Rance, the owner, speaks perfect English and has lived in California and has a great life history if you are interested.

Talk to Stanley for boat trips to swim with dolphins, etc. I think his company is called Pink Dolphin.

Go to all the little beaches and hike all over!
Written October 23, 2013
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MicheleGyotaku
Tokyo, Japan17 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
I went to Chichijima in October.
It was not a very good season, no whales, plenty of typhoons, but even at that the place was beautiful. It is well worth the 25-hour-long boat ride, as the length of the trip acts as a deterrent to many casual visitors of Japan: the islands are still pristine. The landscapes are beautiful, we saw plenty of dolphins and rugged beaches.
You get a special send-off when the boat leaves, taiko drums and hibiscus flowers.
This trip takes advanced planning, as getting ferry tickets can be difficult.
Written November 11, 2014
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mat_mak
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan5,893 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
It takes 24 hours by ferry from Tokyo to Chichijima. The ferry is operated once every 6 days and it takes at least 6 days to go and stay in Chichijima. Chichijima is located in the Pacific Ocean, and the surrounding area is the ocean. It was registered as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site because of many species of animals and plants. Among the endemic species, birds and snails are particularly famous. There are many inns and restaurants in the island, also are three supermarkets, a ATM, and a post office in the town. Many travel agencies offer day trips.
Written January 15, 2017
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Vinny K
Roppongi, Japan21 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Definitely recommended for marine activities. The ocean is absolutely beautiful. The West Annex lodge owner was so nice! I will return again during the summer.
Written January 7, 2017
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1976audun
Arendal, Norway21 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
Very clean and eco friendly island, very fresh food. Some fantastic landscape and beaches. Very friendly islanders, some of them even speech English.
Written June 4, 2015
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DavrosWills
Wollongong, Australia18 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
A beautiful island with very friendly locals who are serious about the preservation of this unique World Heritage environment.
Written March 21, 2015
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Kaori F
Ogasawara-mura, Japan5 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Island culture on Chichijima is much more similar to Hawaii than Tokyo. Despite being 1000km from Tokyo city, somehow Chichijima is still part of the Tokyo prefecture. This bright tropical paradise boasts whale-watching opportunities, excellent snorkeling, mid-sized surfing waves, scuba-diving, fishing, and more. It has been a wild ride, and I seriously can't stop blogging about my experience.
Written February 18, 2016
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