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Discover rich nature, traditional food, glass art, and world-class surfing

Niijima, one of the Izu Islands , offers a well-preserved natural landscape that is a paradise for surfers, divers and nature lovers alike.

Don't Miss

  • Seeing the sunset from the Yu-no-Hama outdoor baths
  • Trying your hand at making authentic Niijima glass
  • Going diving in the clear seas around the island

How to Get There

The island is accessible from Honshu by plane or boat.

From Takeshiba Pier in Tokyo, you can take an Express Jetboat (two hours and 50 minutes) or a larger passenger boat overnight (10 hours) to Niijima. Alternatively, you can fly from Chofu Airport to Niijima Airport in around 40 minutes.

Quick Facts

The island is located 163 kilometers south of Tokyo

It was formed from eight lava domes

Sperm whales and humpback whales regularly pass by the island

Sun, sea, and surf

With a yearly spot on the professional surf calendar, the waves at Habushiura Beach, on the east coast of the island, are worth seeking out.

A local dish to sink your teeth into

Take the chance to try the local dried fish, known as kusaya. The preparation of this salty, marinated fish is based on a 300-year-old cooking method exclusive to the island. The fresh fish caught off Niijima also make delicious sushi, which you can enjoy with locally brewed soy sauce.

Unique cultural experiences and hot spring baths

The distinctive green Niijima glass makes the perfect souvenir from the island. Try your hand at making glass at the Niijima Glass Art Center.

Take a hike or a dive and then a hot bath

Go trekking on one of the four courses around the island or enjoy diving in the clear waters off the coast. After a long day, relax in a natural onsen hot bath, like the Yunohama open-air hot spring, located on the west coast overlooking the sea. They are open 24 hours a day and free to use.

The latest information may differ, so please check the official website.

* The information on this page may be subject to change due to COVID-19.


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