About Izu Oshima

Izu Oshima, the largest island in the Izu Peninsula, is a mere hour and 40-minute jetfoil ride from Tokyo. At its center is Mt. Mihara, a 758-meter active volcano. Oshima is a member of the Fuji Hakone Izu National Parks and 97% of the island itself is regulated under the Natural Parks Law which ensures the protection of its natural landscapes and ecosystem. Oshima is also famous for its camellias. Roughly 3 million camellia plants grow all over the island and is beloved by its residents as the symbol of Izu Oshima.

Izu Oshima is also a member of the UNESCO assisted global Geoparks network and was designated a Japan Geopark on September 14, 2010. Oshima is a unique destination where visitors can come to study and enjoy their connection with the earth’s natural wonders.

Get to know Izu Oshima

Izu Oshima Navi is an information site which offers insight into Izu Oshima from many different perspectives. Please check it out before your visit.

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