Go and Stay in Big Nature island near Tokyo
Some time passed after our article on "How to Get Aogashima and Where to Stay". Till now huge amount of requests for us to feature Hachijojima island, with this article, Onegai Kaeru team would like to introduce how to get Hachijojima and where to stay.
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If you are into nature diving and hiking, it is your destination. It is only 1 hour flight (from Haneda airport) and just over 10 hour cruise from Tokyo if you prefer slow and relaxing travel.
You will see so many type of tropical fishes and turtles which you may only expect from Okinawa area (south west tropical islands in Japan). The island is volcanic which means there are plenty of hot springs ("onsen").
Yet, Sokodo kaisuiyokujo (Sokodo beach / 底土海水浴場) is the big (artificial)sand beach on the island,
basically all other area like Yokoma beach (横間海水浴場) are rocky around the seashore. The island has very beautiful nature and great spot for scuba diving. But the island is not for sand beach. Many expected the fine sand beach and get disappointed.
Note esp. if you are travelling with kids or you are not good swimmer: The current is fast around the island thus need to be very careful not to be washed away.
It is part of Tokyo but totally different from the common image of "Tokyo" full of tall buildings (similar to the shock to many when learning Okutama area is also part of Tokyo). Hachijojima is like Hawaii.
How to get Hachijojima
How to get Hachijojima
It is around one hour flight from Haneda airport (the one close to the city, not Narita airport. One hour is a pure flight. You need to take account of the travel time to get Haneda from your stay into account.) in Tokyo or around 11 hour cruise from Takeshiba Sanbashi bay in Tokyo to Hachijojima.
By the flight
For inquiry/reservation : +81 570-029-222
Flight is around 300-400 USD round trip depending on season.
By the ship
For inquiry/reservation : +81 3-5472-9999
Starting from 7600 JPY (for the shared room) up to 21280 JPY (for deluxe compartment) one way (as of April, 2016)
The typical time table as below ( It is NOT an exact time table which changes from time to time and you need to check with the ship company from its website or call +81 3 5472 9999 )
To Hachijojima Island from Tokyo
Take the ship at 22:30 (night) from Tokyo (Takeshiba Sanbashi Bay)
Arriving at Miyakejima Island at 05:00AM
Leaving Miyakejima Island at 05:05AM
Arriving at Mikurajima Island at 05:55AM
Leaving Mikurajima Island at 06:00AM
Arriving at Hachijojima Island at 08:50AM
To Tokyo from Hachijojima Island
Take the ship at 09:40AM (morning) from Hachijojima
Arriving at Mikurajima Island at 12:30PM ( lunch time)
Leaving Mikurajima Island at 12:35
Arriving at Miyakejima Island at 13:25
Leaving Miyakejima Island at 13:35
Arriving at Tokyo at 19:40
Where to stay on Hachijojima Island
Hotel Seapiross ( ホテル リゾートシーピロス)
Source: the hotel's official website
You can book this hotel from the below link!
Name: Hotel Seapiross ( 八丈島 ホテル リゾートシーピロス)
Address: 1304-3 Mitsune, Hachijo, Hachijojima island, Tokyo 100-1511
( 100-1511東京都八丈島八丈町三根1304-3 )
7 mins from Hachijojima airport. Pickup service available (please book in advance)
Walking distance from Sokodo port. It is also close to Sokodo beach.
TEL： +81 4996-2-5757
Checkin: 15:00 (you need to check in at 20:00 at latest)
Note: The hotel has a detached house which you can also book and stay for extreme privacy
SEADIVE GuesthouSe ( formerly known Shelltone) ( シーダイブ ゲストハウス )
Source: the guesthouse's official website
Name: SEADIVE Guesthoues ( formerly known Shelltone) ( シーダイブ ゲストハウス )
Address: 1312-4 Mitsune, Hachijo, Hachijojima island, Tokyo 100-1511
Note: 5 min by car from Hachijojima airport. The closest stay to Sokodo port (only 1 min walk!).
TEL： +81 4996-2-5840 or +81 90-7179-3922
Checkin: Between 15:00 and 18:30 (If earlier or later than this time frame, please let the guesthouse know)
NOTE: It is a guest house close to the beach and with a ping-pong table. Rental bike is available. NO PJ available.
Lido Park Resort Hachijo ( リードパークリゾート八丈島 )
Name: Lido Park Resort Hachijo ( リードパークリゾート八丈島 )
Address: 5392 Mitsune, Hachijo, Hachijojima island, Tokyo 100-1511
8 mins by car from Hachijojima airport. Pickup service available ( need a reservation)
TEL： +81 4996-2-7701
Checkin: 15:00 (Need to check in latest 19:00)
NOTE: Outside swimming pool is available in summer. If you need dinner, please book it in advance. There is no shop around and you may just need to buy an instant noodle from the shop in the hotel for dinner.
Hachijo View Hotel (八丈ビューホテル)
Name: Hachijo View Hotel (八丈ビューホテル)
Address: 4422-1 Okago, Hachijo-machi, Tokyo 100-1401
5 min by car from Hachijojima airport. 15 min by car from Sokodo port. Pickup service available
TEL： +81 4996-2-3221
Checkin: 15:00 (Need to check in latest 24:00 mid night)
NOTE: Cool Shochu bar. Swimming pool available. Buffet for breakfast. A lot of beautiful dinner.
Hotel Lido Azzurro (ホテル リード・アズーロ)
Name: Hotel Lido Azzurro (ホテル リード・アズーロ)
Address: 5489-1 Mitsune, Hachijo, Hachijojima island, Tokyo 100-1401
7 min by car from Hachijojima airport. 7 min by car from Sokodo port. Pickup service available
TEL： +81 4996-2-3121
NOTE: Swimming pool available. Park gulf is available for 500 JPY.
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