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Hachijojima (八丈島; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo. The chief town is Mitsune. Hachijo-jima is accessible both by plane and by ferry. A pedestrian ferry leaves Tokyo once every day at 10pm and arrives at Hachijo at 9:00am. The trip is roughly 10 hours and costs $140U.S.(2005) round trip. Air travel takes only 45-minutes from Haneda Airport and is $200 U.S. return(2005). Accommodation is plentiful and prices vary from 4000 yen to the upmarket resort hotel prices. There is an excellent free campsite open year round. Bookings not required. Hachijo is a mecca for surfers having three great reef breaks and consistently warm water all year round. Hachijojima's dive points are many and varied, Nazumado being the best known and one of the top ten dive points in Japan! Hachijo is also known for its many natural onsen, great hiking, waterfalls and natural beauty. Hachijo is (as well as the other Izu islands) officially part of Tokyo, but classified a National Park. Image File history File links Hachijo-Jima-Izu. ... Image File history File links Hachijo-Jima-Izu. ... The four main islands of Japan are: Hokkaido Honshu Kyushu Shikoku Okinawa is the fifth largest island except the disputed northern territories, and is the smallest island which has a prefectural capital. ... Tokyo International Airport (Japanese: 東京国際空港 Tōkyō Kokusai Kūkō) is an international airport in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. ... Outdoor pool, Naruko Outdoor Onsen on Nakanoshima island in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture Old onsen in Hakone An private outdoor rotenburo in Gorakadan Guidebook to Hakone from 1811 An onsen (温泉; often indicated on signs and maps by 湯 or ゆ, for hot water, or with the symbol ♨) is a Japanese hot spring. ...


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Hachijojima at AllExperts (250 words)
Hachijojima (八丈島 Hachijō-jima; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300km south of Tokyo.
Hachijojima is a mecca for surfers, with three reef breaks and consistently warm water all year round.
Hachijojima is also known for its natural onsen, hiking, waterfalls, and natural beauty.
Hachijojima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (350 words)
Hachijojima (八丈島 Hachijō-jima; Hachijo Island) is a Japanese island in the Pacific Ocean, 300 km south of Tokyo.
Hachijojima is popular with surfers, with three reef breaks and consistently warm water all year round.
Hachijojima Tourism Site from Tokyo Metropolitan Government with information on the island's sights.
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