The solitary island in mid-ocean full of mystery, Aogashima Island. It is the island which is increasingly popular recently, 358 km from Tokyo and 70 km from Hachijojima Island. It is one of the islands belonging to Tokyo. This island is a volcanic island, an unusual terrain with another caldera volcano in the active volcano. When you climb up to the observatory with a high altitude, it is popular that you can see the whole of the island including this volcano. Also, at night, the caldera intercepts the surrounding light, and it is gaining popularity because it is able to see the full stars in darkness.
Aogashima Island 358 kilometers south of Tokyo is located at the southernmost tip of the Izu Islands. It is a small island with a population of about 160 people, 9 km around. The island is on an active volcano and is a double volcano with another small mountain in the island. In addition, the surrounding area has many caldera topographies overlapping, and it has a rare terrain in the world.
The characteristic thing that makes Aogasima Island feel like being a volcano is the mouth of water vapor called “Hingya”. The sauna using that heat is popular. In Aogashima Island there are special products such as specialty shochu “Aochu” and its ingredients such as sweet potatoes, cucumbers and peppers. You can enjoy many unique tastes of the island.
There may be some people imagining a beautiful beach, but there is no sand beach as it is situated on a steep volcanic island. On a calm day, you can enjoy a little swimming in the harbor.
The busy season of Aogashima sightseeing is August. In addition to being at the time of summer vacation and Obon holidays, in areas where there are few private houses and street lamps, stars look beautiful enough to be said to be natural planetariums. Especially the Milky Way that shines brightly is a reputation and many Astronomical fans come only to see this beautiful starry sky.
|Address:||Aogashimamuraichien Aogashimamura, Tokyo 100-1701 Japan|
|Access:||50 minutes by airplane from Haneda Airport to Hachijojima Island, and 50 minutes by helicopter from Hachijojima Island to Aogashima Island.|
|Tel:||(+81) 4996-9-0111 (Aogashima Island Village Office)|