Hahajima Island 母島
Enjoy trekking, snorkeling and the slow life on an unspoiled island haven
Situated 40 kilometers south of the island of Chichijima , Hahajima is the second largest of the Ogasawara Islands . This island is a haven for wild birds, and its temperate climate has allowed vegetation to flourish. Hiking trails around the island offer majestic views of stunning natural sites.
The island offers snorkeling, trekking, and whale and dolphin watching
Public transport is not available on the island
The main village is built around Oki Port
How to Get There
Hahajima is best accessed from Chichijima via the Hahajima Maru ferry.
To get to Hahajima, take the Ogasawara Maru ferry from Tokyo Takeshiba Terminal overnight to Chichijima (24 hours). Then, after enjoying all Chichijima has to offer, take the Hahajima Maru ferry to Hahajima for approximately two hours.
The mother and father islands
As their names suggest, Chichijima (“father”) island and Hahajima (“mother”) island are a pair. Transportation to Hahajima is via Chichijima, offering a nice opportunity to explore both islands.
Mt. Chibusa, located at the center of the island, is the highest peak in Ogasawara , standing at 463 meters. Climb the mountain for a beautiful view of the sea across the island. The path offers plenty of opportunities to study the diverse plant life on the island along the way. You can also contact the Hahajima Island Tourism Association to arrange for a guide to accompany you.
An unspoiled natural haven for birds
Hahajima is a haven for birds and home to the bonin white-eye, a unique bird only found here. The island does not have public transport, but renting a bicycle is a fun way to get around. Rental cars are also available.