One-day ferry ride (11am to 11am the following day) from Takeshiba Pier in Tokyo
Even though Ogasawara National Park, with its 30 islands, is located 1,000km south from our capital, it’s still a part of Tokyo. Only two of the islands are inhabited (Chichijima and Hahajima) and it's a bit tricky to get there. The ferry ride takes 24 hours but it’s worth it. With its Okinawan vibes, Ogasawara offers a variety of nature tours: whale-watching, swimming with dolphins, diving, etc. Due to its untouched nature, you can even discover rare and endangered tropical plants and animals here. The best time to visit is between May and November.