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Located 1,000km south of Tokyo, Ogasawara Islands consist of about thirty islands scattered around the Pacific Ocean. This island chain has been isolated for many years, so creatures here have uniquely evolved and the island has its own special ecosystem, which was deemed a Natural World Heritage Site in 2011. Enjoy the deep blue ocean, beautiful stary sky and forests full of life.
Chichijima, Ogasawara, Tokyo
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Advance reservations for lodging, boats and rental cars are required during the peak season, which is during the New Year's holiday, Golden Week, and July to August. Winter is best for visitors hoping to see humpback whales.
The ocean liner Ogasawa-maru goes from the Tokyo Port Takeshiba Bridge to Chichijima Futami Port. Ogasawa-maru departs from the Tokyo Port Takeshiba Passenger Terminal at 10:00 and arrives the next day in Chichijima Futami Port at 11:30.The trip takes 25.5 hours.*Ogasawa-maru normally runs 1 boat per week but during peak season operates once every three days.
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