Access to the Ogasawara

I want to go to Ogasawara, but I don't know where to start!
Is there anything I need? etc..Here is a summary of information you should know first.

Access to Chichijima

means of transportation is ship only

Chichi island and Haha island have no airports and can only be reached by ship. Almost once a weekly liner “Ogasawara Maru” departs from Tokyo Takeshiba Pier.
As another means is a cruise ship that sails irregularly from all over the country.

Access to Takeshiba Pier

The following stations are the closest to Takeshiba Pier where Ogasawara Maru arrives and departs.

  • ●About 7 minutes on foot from JR Hamamatsucho Station North Exit
  • ●About 10 minutes on foot from Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho
  • ●About 8 minutes on foot from the subway Daimon Station
  • ●About 1 minutes on foot From Yurikamome Takeshiba Station

Another example is the route from the main location to Takeshiba Pier.
If you allow the current location information of your device, you can also search for routes from your current location.

Recommended booking procedure


Accommodation reservation

First of all, from securing an inn! Even if you look for an inn after visiting island, there may be no room available.
In Ogasawara, sleep in the open is prohibited, so you must ensure accommodation.


Reservation of Ogasawara Maru

After deciding on an inn, the next is Ogasawara Maru reservation. The cabin has a grade, 2Partition and room size from our Japanese-style room to special room, Whether there is a bed or onboard TV, Equipment changes according to the grade.
Don't forget to book a round-trip ticket.


Reservation of guide / rental car / rental motorcycle(Any)

Lastly, reservations for guides and rental cars. If you are coming to the island for the first time, it is recommended that you leave it to the guide and enjoy Ogasawara without hesitation. There are many guides and inns with free transfers, so in that case you may not need a rental car. For details, please contact each guide or inn.
Also, if you want to decide the process yourself and spend a leisurely time, we recommend that you make a reservation for a rental car or rental motorcycle as soon as possible. Reservations after coming to the island may become crowded and there may be no space left. Car rental is especially popular, so please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Good things to prepare

medicine for motion sickness

If you are prone to seasickness, you need medicine for motion sickness. Boat trip at Ogasawara Maru is 24 hours, It is recommended that you prepare to spend a long trip comfortably.
After coming to the island, there are some ocean activities that go offshore by small boats. It ’s a good idea to bring it with you because the ship may shake greatly depending on the sea conditions.

Sun protection goods

Ogasawara's ultraviolet rays are 7 times that of Tokyo (Mainland)! You will be amazed by the strong sunlight. If you are concerned about sunburn, it is recommended that you prepare sunscreen and a hat, swimsuit with a long sleeve length.

If you have a small child, "milk powder"

In Ogasawara, One week's arrive of food and daily necessities arrive by packet boat. Powdered milk for small children is also available at supermarkets and stores, but may be out of stock. If you have small children, please do not forget to take care goods and milk powder.


If you have any questions or concerns, please use the inquiry form.
Please also check the FAQ page before making an inquiry.