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Hachijo-jima - Japan Highlights:
Volcanic island, Mitsune, Surfing, Botanical Gardens
Hachijo-jima is a volcanic island in the Philippine Sea which is part of Japan. The island is administered by Tokyo and located approximately 287km (178 miles) south of the Special Wards of Tokyo. It is the southernmost and most isolated of the Izu Seven Islands group of the seven northern islands of the Izu archipelago. The chief community on the island is Mitsune; other communities are Nakanogo, Kashitate, and Okago.

Hachijo-jima is popular with surfers, with three reef breaks and consistently warmer water than mainland Japan. There are a few black sandy beaches.and various skin diving/snorkeling points. Sea turtles are common and underwater lava bridges are typical features for a volcanic island. It is also known for its hiking, waterfalls, and natural beauty. Other activities for visitors include visiting the botanical gardens, exploring wartime tunnels and hiking to the top of Hachijo-fuji.

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