Do you know the Ogasawara way of farewell, dive into the water?
I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.
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I spent my vacation in the Ogasawara Islands.
This is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km south of Tokyo.
The climate is subtropical, but it’s still in Tokyo.
This is Ogasawara Village in Tokyo.
Ogasawara maru ferry
The only way to get to the Ogasawara Islands is to take the Ogasawara Maru ferry.
It takes 24 hours to get from Tokyo to Chichijima in the Ogasawara Islands.
And the Ogasawara Maru has only one service a week.
It’s a wonder that such an inconvenient place still exists in Japan, where transportation is so advanced.
There is no airfield, so this boat is the only means of transportation.
But if you arrive there’s plenty to do in the Ogasawara Islands.
Sea activities, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, dolphin swimming, fishing, whale watching, trekking in the mountains, visiting war sites, etc.
I think Okinawa and Ogasawara are the only places in Japan where you can enjoy these things in November.
There is no end to the fun you can have in the Ogasawara Islands all year round.
Farewell to Ogasawara
But perhaps the most exciting part of the trip is the departure.
Many people come to the port to see you off and say you goodbye.
This is a scene that can be seen in other ports as well.
But Ogasawara Maru, the real farewell begins when the ship leaves the port after the whistle sounds.
Unlike most ships, few people stay in their cabins, and most of them come out to the deck.
Tour boats gather too
As the ship begins to move, many Ogasawara tour boats of diving, fishing, and dolphin-swimming gather here and there.
Then the tour boats begin to run alongside the Ogasawara Maru which heads back toward Tokyo.
The ride continued for a while, and everyone waved goodbye to each other, both the people returning to Tokyo and the tour boats.
Dive into the water
When we reach the exit of the harbor, people from the tour boats dive into the sea one after another.
This is the Ogasawara way of saying goodbye, and it’s an emotional moment that can only be seen here.
Some people even have tears in their eyes.
After seeing this scene, I think everyone vows to visit Ogasawara again.
Wouldn’t you like to see the Ogasawara way of saying goodbye?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!