- 0.1 Why don’t you wander leisurely around Hahajima of Ogasawara?
- 0.2 Hahajima island of Ogasawara
- 0.3 What to See on Hahajima
- 0.4 1: Tourist information center
- 0.5 2: Tsukigaoka shrine
- 0.6 3: Kiyomigaoka cave
- 0.7 4: The Loos memorial hall and local history museum
- 0.8 5: Maehama Beach.
- 0.9 6: Wakihama Nagisa Park.
- 0.10 7: Samegasaki Observatory.
- 0.11 8: North Port.
- 0.12 9: The remains of Kitamura Elementary School.
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Why don’t you wander leisurely around Hahajima of Ogasawara?
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 island of Ogasawara
I am on Hahajima Island in the Ogasawara Islands.
This is an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 kilometers south of Tokyo, but it is also in the Tokyo metropolitan .
It is Ogasawara Village in Tokyo.
There are about 460 people living on Hahajima.
The people live in Okimura village and in other places on the island to produce agricultural products.
I believe the atmosphere has not changed since it was discovered in the 16th century.
Since it has never been connected to land, 94% of the flora and fauna are endemic.
Hahajima is reached by the Hahajima Maru, a two-hour ride from Chichijima. This is still the only means of transportation.
When you arrive on the Hahajima Maru, you will be greeted by the subtropical air.
What to See on Hahajima
I introduce you things to see on this island.
1: Tourist information center
First, there is the Hahajima Tourist Information Center at Oki Port, just off the Hahajima Maru.
Here you’ll find information on Hahajima’s tourist attractions, as well as a variety of guided tours.
The friendly staff at the information center will be happy to help you.
2: Tsukigaoka shrine
A couple of minutes’ walk north from the tourist information center is the Tsukigaoka Shrine.
There are no halls of worship, and it feels like a holy place in a quiet natural setting.
3: Kiyomigaoka cave
Get off from the Tsukigaoka Shrine and walk a little to the mountain side, and you will find Kiyomigaoka Cave in 1-2 minutes.
If you tell the tourist information center that you are going here, they will lend you a helmet.
The ceiling is low in some places, so be careful not to hit your head.
There is a chain at the entrance, but you have to take it off by yourself to enter.
Once you enter the cave, the lights will come on in the cave.
The cave is small, only about 10 meters long, but you can see the unique folds on the walls.
4: The Loos memorial hall and local history museum
The Loos Memorial Hall and Local History Museum are about a five-minute walk up the mountain.
Loos was a German who settled on Hahajima in the 19th century and helped its development.
And this memorial hall was built using a stone from Hahajima, the Loos Stone, which he began using.
So It is now a museum of old Hahajima.
There are photos of Hahajima in the past and tools for daily life are on display.
You can try your hand making octopus leaves like coasters and bags.
5: Maehama Beach.
A five-minute walk along the ocean from the tourist information center will bring you to a large banyan tree.
It’s on the ocean side in front of the fishing cooperative.
And the benches have been placed around the tree, and it has become a place for the islanders to relax.
It is a great place to relax and enjoy the breeze from the sea.
6: Wakihama Nagisa Park.
If you walk f rom the tourist information center south along the ocean , you will arrive here in 7-8 minutes.
The locals enjoy swimming here. There is also a sea turtle spawning ground next to the beach.
7: Samegasaki Observatory.
This observatory is located in the Wakihama Nagisa Park, and is said to be a place for whale watching in winter.
Also you can watch the sun set into the sea.
8: North Port.
This port is about 30 minutes north of the tourist information center on a rental motorbike.
Also this is the site of the port of Kita Village, which was inhabited until the 1940s.
At that time the port was used to serve boats from Chichijima.
9: The remains of Kitamura Elementary School.
This is very close to the Kitamura Port.
But there are no buildings now, just banyan trees that give it a mysterious atmosphere.
What do you think? Why don’t you take a relaxing tour of Hahajima?
I recommend you come here and enjoy atmosphere someday!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!