Ogasawara Islands

The Ogasawara Islands are an adventure within an adventure. Although administratively part of Tokyo, these sub-tropical Islands sit 1000km away from the capital,

Ogasawara Islands Map

Despite officially being part of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands are a 1000km away and a 25 hour ferry journey from the capital. These remote islands are a natural haven for rare animals and plants and was recently declared a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. The ?Galapagos of the Orient' also has some world class diving with beautifully clear waters,  an abundance of coral and marine life and World War Two wrecks that have littered the sea bed for the last 60 plus years adding to the uniqueness of these islands. The waters are also renowned for being one of the best sites for diving with dolphin and whale - an amazing experience. - See more at: http://www.insidejapantours.com/diving/ogasawara#sthash.skZ0GouP.dpuf
Despite officially being part of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands are a 1000km away and a 25 hour ferry journey from the capital. These remote islands are a natural haven for rare animals and plants and was recently declared a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. The 'Galapagos of the Orient' also has some world class diving with beautifully clear waters,  an abundance of coral and marine life and World War Two wrecks that have littered the sea bed for the last 60 plus years adding to the uniqueness of these islands. The waters are also renowned for being one of the best sites for diving with dolphin and whale - an amazing experience.
Despite officially being part of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands are a 1000km away and a 25 hour ferry journey from the capital. These remote islands are a natural haven for rare animals and plants and was recently declared a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. The ?Galapagos of the Orient' also has some world class diving with beautifully clear waters,  an abundance of coral and marine life and World War Two wrecks that have littered the sea bed for the last 60 plus years adding to the uniqueness of these islands. The waters are also renowned for being one of the best sites for diving with dolphin and whale - an amazing experience. - See more at: http://www.insidejapantours.com/diving/ogasawara#sthash.skZ0GouP.dpuf
Despite officially being part of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands are a 1000km away and a 25 hour ferry journey from the capital. These remote islands are a natural haven for rare animals and plants and was recently declared a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. The ?Galapagos of the Orient' also has some world class diving with beautifully clear waters,  an abundance of coral and marine life and World War Two wrecks that have littered the sea bed for the last 60 plus years adding to the uniqueness of these islands. The waters are also renowned for being one of the best sites for diving with dolphin and whale - an amazing experience. - See more at: http://www.insidejapantours.com/diving/ogasawara#sthash.skZ0GouP.dpuf
Despite officially being part of Tokyo, the Ogasawara Islands are a 1000km away and a 25 hour ferry journey from the capital. These remote islands are a natural haven for rare animals and plants and was recently declared a UNESCO natural World Heritage Site. The ?Galapagos of the Orient' also has some world class diving with beautifully clear waters,  an abundance of coral and marine life and World War Two wrecks that have littered the sea bed for the last 60 plus years adding to the uniqueness of these islands. The waters are also renowned for being one of the best sites for diving with dolphin and whale - an amazing experience. - See more at: http://www.insidejapantours.com/diving/ogasawara#sthash.skZ0GouP.dpuf

The highlights are the World War Two ship wrecks which provide plenty of exciting diving at different levels. From a wreck just a few metres deep and visible from Sakaiura beach to wrecks sitting at 27-45m covered in coral, marine life and even unexploded bombs and ammunition add that something extra to the dive.

Long-snouted Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphin are common in these waters all year round and often join divers.

The humpbacks come to the island waters from January through to mid-April with the sperm whales visiting from July through October. There is the chance of seeing these huge creatures up close when diving for a breath taking experience.

The waters around Chichijima and Mukojima are popular spots for seeing schooling migratory fish such as dog-tooth tuna from June until November. Other common sights around the islands are sand tiger sharks and green turtles.

Weather in Ogasawara Islands

The Climate Guide for Ogasawara Islands, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 20 20 21 23 25 28 30 30 29 28 25 22
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 16 15 16 19 21 24 25 26 25 24 21 17
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 7 8 6 5 4
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None Low Moderate High High High Moderate Low None
Days with some Rainfall 21 18 19 18 19 17 18 22 19 21 21 20
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 117 94 98 118 204 178 138 139 176 200 167 122
UV Index (Maximum) 6 7 10 11 11 11 11+ 11 10 8 6 5