My wife and I flew to Hachijo-jima for a two-day visit in November, 2015. The island was formed
by volcanic eruptions and stands right in the middle of a strong warm current called Kurosio Current that brings moderate climate to the island: warmer than Tokyo in the winter while
relatively cooler! in the summer. Hachijo-jima has a population of just less than 8,000. During the Edo period (17th Century to 19th Century), the island was one of the destinations for
those who were banished for whatever reason.
Mt. Fuji came into view soon after Ohshima enroute to Hachijo-jima
A small but steep
takeoff. The flight from Tokyo to island just before
Hachijo-jima takes around 50 minutes. landing.
The small island as seen from The shore of volcanic rocks A magnificent view of Hachijo-Hachijo-jima's aloe field. jima with two mountains and
small island on the left.
Cows are seen in the meadow. A runway is located between the two
Old houses are restored and exhibited.
A walk through a back street.
Different scenery from a back street.
Looking towards the small At a botanical
garden Light emitting funguses at a