Why don’t you see the first sunrise of Japan in Hahajima island, the paradise of Tokyo?
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 7 years.I show you hidden Japan which you have never seen and heard of!
Hahajima in Ogasawara islands
I arrived at Chichijima, the largest of the Ogasawara Islands, after a 24-hour sail from Tokyo.
From there, I took two hours boat to reach Hahajima, the second largest island, 50 kilometers to the south.
That’s a total of 1,050 kilometers from Tokyo!
This island is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.
Blue ocean and the deep forest
It is a place of rich nature with blue sea and deep forest. There is the tallest mountain of Ogasawara islands Mt.Chibusa ( Mt.Boobs. I tell you other blog why the mountain named like this).
I saw the whale blow on the way to Hahajima from Chichijima by chance!
When I arrived Hahajima, the couple of my hostel were waiting for me by showing the hostel sign board.
Hahajima youth hostel
It’s Hahajima youth hostel, 1 night with 2 meals 6600yen( 66 dollars). There are few restaurant here in this island, with 2 measles is common.
The earliest sunrise of Japan
This island is where you can see the earliest sunrise in Japan.
On January 1st, many people visit the mountain called Kofuji in Minamizaki to see the first sunrise in Japan.
I also took this photo of the sunrise from Mount Kofuji.
Here, the beautiful nature remains untouched in both the sea and the mountains.
In the ocean, humpback whales come to raise their young in the winter.
Green turtles come to lay their eggs in early summer.
In the forest, there are black-eyes and white-throated ducklings.
These are endemic species of birds that can only be seen on Hahajima.
There are Bumblebees and Cyatheas.
You can also see tree ferns that are typical of Hahajima.
The atmosphere is that of a forest in a subtropical climate.
Shibuya and Ogasawara
At Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, 3,000 people come and go during one signal.
While 1,050 kilometers to the south there are the Ogasawara Islands, a World Heritage Site in Tokyo too!
There are everything from the cutting edge of the fashion and culture to a paradise on earth.
Why don’t you experience both of them someday when you come to Tokyo?
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!