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5-day hiking trip in Ogasawara Islands

5-day hiking trip in Ogasawara Islands | Japan

Follow Satoshi, a JMGA mountain guide, on a 5-day hiking trip to the main two Ogasawara Islands: Chichi-jima (father island) & Haha-jima (mother island).

5 Days



This is an invitation to explore a subtropical paradise in Japan: the Ogasawara Islands (also known as Bonin islands), located 1000 km to the south of Tokyo.

This is a cluster of more than 30 isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean offering an adventurous experience in nature. However, in this 5-day hiking trip we'll visit two of them: Haha-jima (Mother Island) and Chichi-jima (Father Island).

To get there, we'll take a 24-hour boat trip from Tokyo, that will leave us at Chichi-jima.

Surrounded by a clear water sea and beautiful beaches, the islands provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hikers seeking to appreciate wildlife in its own endemic ecosystem.

One of the highlights of this trip is watching humpback whales, which is recommended between January and April.

Why not venturing on a 5-day trip to this Japanese solitary islands? Check the next departure dates and send me a request! 

Another great destination you can access from Tokyo is Kozushima island. For more details, take a look at this 3-day hiking trip in Mt Tenjo, Kozushima.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The following items are not included in the price:

- Rent-a-car fee (to be split with the members of the group)

- Transportation fee to the meeting place

- Boat fee (From Tokyo to Chichi-jima: JPY 24,270 / person for 2nd class cabin (one way), from Chichi-jima to Haha-jima: JPY 4,110 / person for 2nd class cabin)

- Whale watching fee: JPY 5,000 / person

- Accommodation fee: about JPN 7,500 / person per night"


More info

Kit list:

  • Compass
  • Head light with spare batteries
  • Emergency blanket or Zeltsack
  • Rain gear with waterproof-breathable fabric
  • Personal medicine
  • Warm clothes

Meeting point

Meet at Takeshiba Pier, Hamamatsu-cho, Tokyo, in the morning. Meeting time will be announced later. From pier, we will take a boat for about 24 hours (one way) to get to Chichi-jima.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I was born in 1971 in Tokyo. My parents used to bring me to the mountains in my childhood, and when I was big enough for a high school, I started to go to the mountains myself and continued since then.

I have been guiding in the Japanese mountains full time since 2005, and I guide all year around. I love to share my time and take my clients up to summits of classic mountains to less known beautiful mountains, as long as it is in Japan!

Personally, I'm a keen rock climber, sawanobori practitioner (climbing up streams and waterfalls), and particularly passionate about mountains on islands. I actually love the nature in general, and love the sea as much as I love the mountains.

I am a fully certified guide with JMGA (Japan Mountain Guide Association) Hiking Level 2 qualification, as well as am a Nagano Prefecture's Official Mountain Guide - meaning that I know my the history, fauna and flora of local mountains very well.
I am not fluent in English but I communicate with some English mixed with body language!

Contact me and join me on the trips I recommend in Japan!!


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