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Hachijo-jima is a volcanic island located south of Tokyo in the Philippine Sea, part of the Izu Islands chain in the Izu archipelago. It is the second largest island in the chain, with an area of about 78 square kilometers. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and is home to a number of endemic species.

Hachijo-jima is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, lush forests, and hot springs. The island is known for its unique culture and distinctive dialect, which has been preserved since the Edo period.

The island has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Jomon period. In the Edo period, Hachijo-jima was an important port connecting the Izu islands with mainland Japan. During the Meiji period, the island was developed as a penal colony and used to house political prisoners.

In World War II, Hachijo-jima was used as an air base by the Japanese Imperial Navy. After the war, the island became a major fishing port and was the site of a major tuna fishing industry. In recent years, the island has become a popular tourist destination, with visitors drawn to its natural beauty and unique culture.

Hachijo-jima is an important part of Japan's cultural heritage, and its history and culture are still celebrated today. The island is home to a number of festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Hachijo-jima Festival, which celebrates the island's unique culture and history.

Excursion tips for a day in Hachijo-jima

Hachijo-jima is an incredible destination for tourists looking to experience the best of Japan. On a day in Hachijo-jima, you can:

1. Visit the Hachijo-jima Volcano Museum and learn about the volcanic history of the island.

2. Take a tour of the Hachijo-jima Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Japan.

3. Explore the Shinto Shrine of Hachijo-jima, one of the most important shrines in Japan.

4. Swim and relax at the beaches of Hachijo-jima, such as the beautiful Hachijo-jima Beach.

5. Enjoy the local cuisine, such as the famous Hachijo-jima Udon noodles.

6. Take a boat tour around the island and explore its beautiful coastline.

7. Go snorkeling and explore the vibrant marine life of the island.

8. Take a hike in the Hachijo-jima National Park and admire the stunning views.

9. Visit the local markets and shop for souvenirs and traditional handicrafts.

10. Enjoy the nightlife of Hachijo-jima and experience the culture and hospitality of the locals.

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The climate in Hachijo-jima

Hachijo-jima in Japan has a subtropical climate with hot summers, mild winters and high humidity year-round. In spring, temperatures range from around 10°C to 20°C and the island is known for its cherry blossoms. During the summer, temperatures can reach up to 30°C and the island experiences frequent rain showers. In autumn, temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C and the island is known for its autumn foliage. During the winter, temperatures can drop to around 10°C and the island experiences occasional snowfall.

Cruise weather for Hachijo-jima

Our weather forecast for Hachijo-jima helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27 °C
13.0 m/s
14.0 m/s
99.4 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.1 °C
15.8 m/s
19.1 m/s
95.8 %
24.1 m
83.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.3 °C
20.9 m/s
28.4 m/s
95.3 %
23.6 m
87.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.4 °C
21.6 m/s
27.7 m/s
67.9 %
23.1 m
85.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.6 °C
20.5 m/s
22.3 m/s
4.1 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.5 °C
22.0 m/s
29.5 m/s
26.4 %
24.1 m
84.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.5 °C
31.3 m/s
43.6 m/s
91.0 %
21.3 m
88.6 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.9 °C
33.1 m/s
44.3 m/s
76.0 %
23.9 m
88.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.8 °C
31.7 m/s
42.8 m/s
98.8 %
23.1 m
88.6 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
31.0 m/s
39.2 m/s
76.4 %
21.4 m
88.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.8 °C
22.0 m/s
28.8 m/s
99.9 %
23.4 m
85.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 27.9 °C
14.0 m/s
16.2 m/s
62.5 %
24.1 m
82.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.8 °C
20.9 m/s
27.0 m/s
69.3 %
24.1 m
83.5 %
1,009 hPa

Cruises to Hachijo-jima

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Scheduled ship calls in Hachijo-jima, Japan
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Maritime AIS Data Hachijo-jima

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