Chichi-jima Travel Guide

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    Dances in Chichi Jima
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    My "hotel" free of charge in Ogasawara
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    Plaque inside the Museum of Chichi Jima
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Chichi-jima Things to Do

  • the sunsets

    You have an awesome view from the whale watching platform at the weather station. While watching for whales you can enjoy the awesome sunsets.

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  • Dolphin swimming

    One of the main activities around Ogasawara islands is dolphin swimming. There are dolphins all year around and you can easily book a snorkeling boat.

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  • Whale watching

    The other main activity is whale watching. Depending on the season there are different whales around Ogasawara. I was lucky and always saw huge humpback whales between the dives.Actually I paid less for diving and whale watching from the dive boat than for an ordinary whale watching trip.Too bad I missed to take a picture when the huge 15m whale...

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Chichi-jima Restaurants

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    by R.Dettmann Written Mar 2, 2004

    The youth hostel is so much fun. You can even prepare your own food! I helped making sushi, but it is harder than i thought :)

    Sushi experts only need 4 moves and the sushi is ready.

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Chichi-jima Transportation

  • Island bus

    The bus goes everywhere of interest to tourists. It costs 200 yen no matter what distance you travel. Drivers don't speak any English but it is a very simple route with bus stop signs that have schedules on them.

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  • Ferry from mainland Tokyo

    All of the islands in the Osawagara chain are part of Tokyo so technically you aren't leaving it when you sail from Tokyo Bay to Chichi Jima. The ferry is the only public way to get to the island because there is no airport. The trip takes about 25 hours. Unless you are lucky or maybe if you buy from a travel agent you will get shared...

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Chichi-jima Shopping

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    by Sevsa Written Sep 21, 2007

    All food stores have less items on the shelves when the ferry arrives because their stock is on the ship. Therefore when we went to buy some bread they told us they wouldn't get it until about 2pm when the ship was offloaded.

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Chichi-jima Local Customs

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    by Sevsa Written Sep 21, 2007

    It seems like the whole town is at the dock when the ferry leaves. There are dancers, drummers and endless waving. The tour boat operators (about 5) join in as you leave the island trying to outdo each other in the goodbyes so make sure you are outside on the right side of the boat as soon as you put your things at your sleeping spot.

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Chichi-jima Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving is a must do!

    Ogasawara islands have hundreds of dive spots. I just managed 16 different one cause I had to get back to Tokyo. Very sad :(Anyway, here you can find everything and everything can happen. Maybe you see dolphins, whale’s and big sharks while diving, but you can also find great macro motives when you look to the reef and not into the blue.

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  • Diving

    More strange creatures like the blue ribbon eal are also known on some dive spots around Ogasawara. I found this one looking for food.

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  • Macro diving

    As we are talking of hard to find - those little coral shrimps (5mm) are not only hard to find, but also very hard to take a picture of. They move around the coral and keep turning away...BTW how many do you count?

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