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February 10, 2023
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Introducing the nature and culture of the islands and conveying the diverse attractions of Tokyo, a city that is usually associated with a bustling metropolis
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), has been developing the “Enchanting Tokyo”(External link) video series which aims to show the attractiveness of Tokyo’s islands to the world. Following the release of the "Oshima" video in May 2022, the TMG is proud to announce the release of two new videos, "Aogashima" and "Hachijojima."
Aogashima Video(External link)
Hachijojima Video(External link)
Tokyo has a total of 11 islands: nine in the Izu Islands (Oshima, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, Hachijojima, and Aogashima) and two that make up the Ogasawara Islands (Chichijima and Hahajima), which are about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) away from the mainland Tokyo. “TOKYO TREASURE ISLANDS” is part of TMG’s efforts to promote these islands to a wider audience.
Aogashima, one of the two new videos, is an isolated island with a circumference of nine kilometers (5.5 miles) where visitors can see a rare double caldera. It was selected as one of the “13 Amazing Natural Wonders You Should See Before You Die” by a US-based NGO. With a population of around 170 people, it is the least populated village in Tokyo. In addition to its natural beauty and culture, lucky visitors can sometimes see pods of whales.
Hachijojima is an island familiar to the residents of Tokyo, offering abundant natural beauty that is accessible from the mainland by a one-hour flight. The island's precipitation, among the highest in Japan, has produced unique natural features such as giant ferns and potholes carved into the bedrock by spring water. In addition to activities such as hiking and fishing, visitors can also enjoy natural hot springs.
Tokyo has beautiful remote islands with pristine nature, making it easy for visitors to enjoy a tropical excursion even within the metropolis.
Please visit Enchanting Tokyo, with beautiful images of the two islands’ stunning nature, uniquely Japanese landscape, culture, and way of life.
* For more information on Aogashima and Hachijojima, please see Appendix(PDF:347KB).
These videos can also be viewed on the “Enchanting Tokyo”(External link) page of the TMG’s official YouTube channel.
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|Strategic Public Relations Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
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