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Taking a wild dip at Mikurashima Dolphin swim tour

It may come as a pleasant surprise that one Tokyo island offers the experience of swimming with dolphins. The waters of Mikurashima Island, next to Miyakejima, are a natural habitat of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin. Snorkeling skills are required to swim with them, but visitors can also watch the dolphins from a boat. (Only between mid-March and mid-November.)

Mikurashima

Mikurashima is a tiny island with a population of about 300. Occupying the center of the island is Mt. Oyama, the second highest peak on any Tokyo island following Mt. Hachijo-Fuji on Hachijojima. The vast waters surrounding this islet full of lush greenery is a year-round habitat of wild dolphins.


Access to Mikurashima Island

Mikurashima Island Tourist Association

<By ship>7 hrs 30 min. by large passenger ship departing once daily from Takeshiba Pier (8-min. walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station)

Inquiries

04994-8-2022

URL

http://mikura-isle.com/?page_id=232( External link )

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/mikurajima( External link )

A tour also departs from Miyakejima Island

Miyakejima Tourist Association

Inquiries

04994-5-1144

URL

http://www.miyakejima.gr.jp/( External link ) (Japanese)

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