Ogasawara Islands

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Tokyo Ogasawara Islands | Galapagos of the Orient

Tokyo Ogasawara Islands | Galapagos of the Orient

Ogasawara Islands consist of approximately 30 islands lying in the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 km from Japan's mainland. The collection of islands was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 for its large ecosystem and unique wildlife. Many animals like the Bonin Flying Fox that are considered nearly extinct exist on the islands of Ogasawara. For this reason, Ogasawara Islands gained the nickname "Galapagos of the Orient". Although several of the islands of Ogasawara Islands do not allow humans, many do and visitors can experience nature at its finest. Where allowed, visitors can take a swim, go kayaking, or snorkeling to see the sea creatures up close. Guided tours are also available on certain islands.

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