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Regions of Japan

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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Nature

Hachijo Island (Hachijojima) 八丈島

## Seaside hot springs, ocean sports, and natural wonders on a subtropical island

Visit Hachijojima to immerse yourself in unspoiled nature, healing heat, and warm waters, and go for snorkeling adventures in this largely untouched, inviting beachside paradise.

Don't Miss

  • Trying scuba-diving or snorkeling to see tropical fish
  • Hiking to experience the nature of the island
  • Visiting the Hachijojima History and Folk Museum

How to Get There

From Tokyo, you can fly to the island in under an hour or take your time and relax on a ferry.

From Tokyo, fly from Haneda Airport to Hachijojima Airport (55 minutes) or take an overnight boat from Takeshiba Pier to Sokodo Port (approximately 10 hours).

Quick Facts

Hachijojima is the most distant isle of the seven in the Izu chain

It is surrounded by the Kuroshio Current, which keeps the waters warm

A stunning landscape created by volcanic forces

Hachijojima is formed of two stratovolcanoes, the last eruption of which was in 1606. Thanks to its volcanic nature, Hachijojima is renowned for its black sand beaches.

Nature on the island is beautiful and verdant due to the volcanic soil. Situated 284 kilometers from Tokyo, Hachijojima was used as a penal colony prior to the 1900s, and criminals and political dissidents alike were exiled here.

Embrace the warm ocean current

The island is a wonderful place to visit if you are not fond of cold weather. It is surrounded by the warm Kurishio current. Thanks to its stunning beauty and friendly climate, the island's popularity grew in the 1960s as a romantic holiday and honeymoon destination for Tokyoites.

Relax in abundant hot springs

The island boasts numerous natural hot springs heated by geothermal energy. Located mainly on the southwest side of the island, you can experience various types of natural baths, including outdoor baths and foot baths.

Many onsen are situated on the coast, commanding an unobstructed view of the ocean. You can pick up a two-day bus and hot spring pass designed especially for visitors to the island to receive unlimited access to certain hot springs.

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