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6 Interesting Things to Do in Hachijojima, Japan’s Island of Perpetual Spring

Hachijojima is an island 300 kilometers south of Tokyo, located in the Philippine Sea. It is formed by two mountains, Mt. Hachijo-Fuji and Mt. Mihara, and takes less than an hour by plane and 10 hours by ferry from Tokyo. Most of the population lives in the plains between the two mountains. Because of the…

What and Where Is This Japanese Island That Keeps on Growing?

As you may have already known, Japan has a lot of active and dormant volcanoes scattered all across its islands. But did you know that Japan is one of those countries that keep increasing its area due to volcanic activity? The Pacific Ring of Fire is a dangerous place in the world with many underwater…

Spend Summer Island Hopping Around Japan’s Stunning Kujuku Islands!

Have you ever considered island hopping in Japan? If not, read on to find out more information on one of the beautiful places to do so. In the west coast of Kitamatsuura Peninsula is a group of islands, Kujuku Islands, designated as being a part of Saikai National Park, which is a marine park in…

Need to Organize a Big Event? Why Not Try Sarushima, An Island You Can Rent!

Sarushima, which means Monkey Island, is a small island at Yokosuka, Kanagawa. However, you may be disappointed by the lack of monkeys on the island. Originally named Toshima, the name of the island was changed to Sarushima after Nichiren was shipwrecked on this island and prayed for help which came in the form of a…

Relax and Enjoy the Serenity and Beauty of Matsushima

“Matsushima ah! A-ah, Matsushima, ah! Matsushima, ah!”. The speechless admiration from Matsuo Bashō, the great poet in Edo period, is exactly the same expression I had at first glance of the beautiful Matsushima. Matushima’s small islands onlynativejapan.com/ In my recent trip to Japan, I had one quick stop in Sendai and decided to go on…

An Adventure Inside the Mononoke Forest in Yakushima!

One of the places in Japan, which is considered to be one of the world’s heritage by UNESCO, is Yakushima. Located in the southern tip of Osumi Peninsula, Yakushima is an ancient forest home to many of life’s precious and untouched greenery. The island doesn’t have any volcanoes due to its granite bedrock. This somehow…

The Japanese Artificial Island Airports

Japan is an advanced country with state of the art technology and architecture. Artificial Islands will become more and more common in Asia in the future due to population density and hardship of acquiring land for developing new infrastructure. Japan has many man-made islands. Some of the famous ones are Odaiba in Tokyo and Fukuoka…

The Nostalgic Remote Island of Hatsushima in Atami

Provided you have a day off from work, on a beautiful sunny day, and you stay close to Tokyo, or just simply looking for a day out doing something different, there is a nostalgic small island named Hatsushima. It’s a 25-minute ferry ride from Atami, that you can reach only in 1.5 hours by train…

Luxurious holiday on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Do you sometimes feel like you need an exotic and luxurious holiday? Well, if you live in Japan or if you’re coming for a holiday there is one place you should give a try! The paradise island of Ishigaki-jima! Ishigaki-jima okinawa-information.com/ This island is the main island of the Yaeyama archipelago. It is located in…

Beautiful Island in Tokyo Prefecture, Izu Oshima

Maybe some of you have interest in going to more remote locations in Japan rather than bit cities. This time I want to tell you about one of my favorite and very beautiful islands which belongs to Tokyo prefecture. #sunsetpalmline at #izuoshima #伊豆大島 #ドライブ #drive #trip #旅行 #海 #sea A post shared by CS (@chicacco1130)…
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