Swim in the islands’ clear blue seas

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The Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, surrounded by water, are treasure troves of beaches. Visit them all and discover your favorite.

Oshima Island

Oshima is full of leisure destinations, from Kobohama Beach, complete with a free-admission swimming pool, to Onohama Beach, ideal for seashore activities, and Habu Harbor, famous as the setting of Yasunari Kawabata’s novel The Izu Dancer.

Address

Oshima-machi, Tokyo

Contact information

04992-2-2177 (Oshima Tourism Association)

URL

http://www.izu-oshima.or.jp/index.html( External link )(Japanese)

Kozu-shima Island

Kozu-shima is dotted with swimming destinations, from the quiet and relaxed Nagahama Beach, to Maru-shima Island, safe for small children. Visitors love the dynamic experience of diving off the Akazaki Shiokaze Wooden Trail.

Address

Kozushima-mura, Tokyo

Contact information

04992-8-0321 (Kozu-shima Tourist Association)

URL

http://www.kouzushima.org/( External link )

Miyake-jima Island

Miyake-jima has five swimming destinations overseen by lifesavers in summer. Chotaro-ike Pond, forming a pool, surrounded by lava, is an ideal spot for observing fish.

Address

Miyake-mura, Miyake-jima, Tokyo

Contact information

04994-5-1144 (Miyake-jima Tourist Association)

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/miyakejima/spot/s_1043.html

Hachijo-jima Island

Hachijo-jima is dotted with swimming destinations, each with distinct features. The largest, Sokodo Beach, is convenient and recommended for families with children.

Address

Hachijo-machi, Hachijo-jima, Tokyo

Contact information

04996-2-1377 (Hachijo-jima Tourist Association)

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/hachijo/spot/10220.html

Ishijiro Beach (Haha-jima Island)

Ishijiro Beach, on the east side of Oki Harbor, features a beautiful white sand coast so quiet that it’s virtually private. Visitors confident about their swimming skills can make their way across the water from Maehama Beach.

Address

Haha-jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Access

15-min. walk from Oki Harbor

Contact information

04998-3-2300 (Ogasawara Haha-jima Tourist Association)

URL

http://www.hahajima.com/en/( External link )

Kominato Beach (Chichi-jima Island)

Kominato Beach, beyond the maritime forest, features white sand and calm waters with a view of pillow lava at the far end to the right.

Address

Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Access

2-min. walk from Kominato-kaigan bus stop

Contact information

04998-2-2587 (Ogasawara Village Tourist Association)

URL

http://www.gotokyo.org/en/kanko/ogasawara/spot/10514.html

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