World Nature Heritage Ogasawara Islands

Ogasawara Islands was named as a Wolrd Natural Heritage site by UNESCO.
Ogasawara Islands Nature Information Center (EnglishPage)


No camping in any part of the village.

Camping is prohibited in all areas of the villages in the village ordinance to prevent accidents and protect the environment. Make sure to have a reservation for accommodation.

Please book the accommodations and guided tours ahead of the time.

There are about 60 hotels and accommodation facilities in Ogasawara, but they can become full depending on the time of the year. We recommend making reservation ahead of the time.

It tend to get especially crowded around Golden Week holidays (around April 29th - May 5th), summer vacation season in July and August (especially August 10th - 15th), and year-end/new year holidays (December 30th - January 3rd).

Ogasawara-Maru tickets and hotel rooms get sold out around these times. If you are planning to visit then, please make sure to have your reservation before coming to the Ogasawara.

There is no foreign currency exchange service in the Ogasawara.

There is no foreign currency exchange service in the Ogasawara. You must exchange your currency to Japanese yen before coming to the island.
There are some stores that accept credit cards, but not many.

No entry to the lands other than public roads and public walks.

Most of the national forests on Ogasawara Islands are designated as protected areas of forestry ecosystem. Entry to the lands other than the routes described on maps are prohibited, or tourists are obliged to be accompanied with guides