The Ogasawara islands, or Bonin islands, make up the Ogasawara archipelago. Despite being part of the Tokyo prefecture, these islands of paradise can only be reached by a 24h long ferry ride. There is no airport on the islands, and I hope there never will be. Nature remains, undisturbed and thriving, reigning supreme over its islands.
With some of the clearest, bluest, brightest waters the planet has to offer, the archipelago's sea has gained the well deserved nickname "Bonin Blue". Many exciting activities will take over and under the water, where you will create memories that will last you a lifetime.
The forests of the Ogasawara archipelago are so lush that they are considered to be some of the most beautiful forests in Japan. They are not only home to intriguing endemic species, but they also serve as a War memorial. Many objects from the past have been left, untouched, in the forest, so that people remember the past and strive for peace.
The very beautiful and unique nature that tropical islands are known for is everywhere on the Ogasawara islands, so much so that more than half of the Ogasawara archipelago is protected and part of the Ogasawara National Park, protecting and celebrating its numerous endemic species.
With such a small population (less than 3,000 inhabitants on the whole archipelago), it's no surprise that people really are what makes the islands what they are: lively, warm, welcoming, and making you want to go back as soon as possible.