island group in Japan

The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島 Izu-shotō) are a chain of volcanic islands scattered over several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan.

Map of the Izu Islands

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From north to south:

  • 1 Izu Oshima - largest and nearest of the Izu Islands
  • 2 Toshima
  • 3 Niijima
  • 4 Shikinejima - known for its hot springs
  • 5 Kozushima - recognized Dark Sky Island
  • 6 Miyakejima - still recovering from an eruption in 2000
  • 7 Mikurajima - offers swimming with wild dolphins
  • 8 Hachijojima
  • 9 Aogashima - a beautiful double volcano, also the Southernmost and most remote island of the Izu Islands.

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The Izu Islands lie southeast of mainland Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean. The closest, Oshima, is 108 km away, while Aogashima is 354 km away from the metropolitan office. Each island is has its own unique character. All sorts of marine sports such as swimming, scuba diving, surfing, and fishing can be enjoyed. There are many places with scenic beauty, which get crowded with tourists during the summer.

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The islands are covered by a confusing blanket of small airlines.

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Tokai Kisen operates ferries from Takeshiba Terminal (竹芝客船ターミナル) in Tokyo, adjacent to Takeshiba station on the Yurikamome line. There are two main routes:

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Tokyo Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecuture

Shizuoka Prefecture

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