Experience

Comfortable, Enjoying, and Unforgettable

The natural scenery of Hachijojima (Hachijo Island) changes not only every season, like the rest of Japan, but every month. This is an ideal spot for those who love to be surrounded in magnificent nature, through activities such as trekking, diving, and much more.
The appeal of Hachijojima lies in the fact that the visitor can truly get a sense of the culture and history of the area through interaction with the local people, which makes the experience even more interesting. In the spring, witness the ashitaba plant, taste island shochu made at one of the island’s four breweries, enjoy lomilomi massage that will bring you into a resort mood, or try hand-weaving Kihachijo, a traditional craft of the island. All of these things together create a truly out-of-the-ordinary experience.

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Massage

Lomilomi is a traditional Hawaiian massage. The massage available on Hachijojima is known as lokahi lomilomi, which is believed to restore body and mind to their original state of health. Lokahi, meaning “harmony” in the Hawaiian language, is no ordinary massage; it has a deep healing effect that incorporates the natural environment. Try this authentic treatment and take advantage of the special surroundings of Hachijojima to relax to the utmost.

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Local Activities

Marine Sports

Kihachijo

Local Vegetables

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Bar“Smile”

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Bar“Smile”

Taste all the shochu flavors of the Tokyo islands at this authentic shochu bar. Leading brands of each of the different breweries are stored here in large bottles, to be enjoyed in the chic, modern-yet-calm interior. It is part of the unique hospitality of the island that visitors can enjoy a casual warm atmosphere even here.
This establishment collaborates with local restaurants to bring together island shochu and the food that best suits each individual brand. Enjoy this creative cuisine that includes lots of local Hachijojima ingredients including kusaya cheese, salted-and-dried flying fish, yellow pickled radish, Syome Ramen, etc. Our job is to bring our special guests—who chose to come to Hachjiojima—unforgettable flavors!

Local Sake

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HachijotsubakiHachijojima sake brewing (Okago area)

This blend of wheat and potato shochu, called Hachijotsubaki, is produced by historic breweries built during the Taisho Period. It is popular among locals and visitors alike to drink Hachijotsubaki diluted with water. The drink has a mellow flavor that goes down easily. Edochu, drunk with hot water, is a seasonal variety made in limited quantities.

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NasakeshimaHachijo Kohatsu (Mine area)

This is the island’s newest brewery, built with a view to helping local industry to recover. Nasake shochu, authentic and orthodox, has a light consistency, fruity aroma, and smooth flavor. We recommend the Hachijo Onigoroshi, an unusual blend of potato and wheat well-known around the nation since the brewery was established.

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KuroshioSakashita Brewery (Mine area)

The Sakashita Brewery, located in Mine, was launched nearly 100 years ago by integrating the breweries of the Sakashita area. Kuroshio is a blend of 90% wheat with 10% potato. Jonnalie, a blend of Kuroshio and kashitarau barrel-brewed sake is categorized as a wheat sake. It is named after owner’s wife.

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ShimanohanaKashitate brewery (Kashitate area)

Kashitate is a historical brewery, established in 1925, known for producing high-quality wheat shochu. Shimanohana is a smooth, light-flavor shochu and Shimanohana 35° has a high alcohol content of 35%. Mellower than Shimanohana, Syome goes down easy. It is recommended for those who are not heavy drinkers including women.

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Shop “Hachijo”

Shop Hachijo is located next to the front desk. The shop showcases a choice selection of items chosen by staff from amount the numerous souvenirs and local products of the island, including accessories meticulously made with materials from the island. This authentic shochu, make using techniques and based on the experience passed down through exiles to the island. Sample sake from four leading breweries of Hachijojima—the best they have to offer.

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Massage
Local Activities
Bar“Smile”
Kihachijo
Kihachijo is one of Japan’s three most famous silk weaves, coming in the three base colors of yellow, yellowish red, and black. The dyes are derived from plants native to the island. Aluminum mordanting results in gorgeous colors that pop, creating a uniquely elegant gloss. This dyeing technique is said to produce colors that will not fade, even in your grandchildren’s generation. Kihachijo textiles are ideal for gifts, and our hands-on weaving class and kimono-wearing sessions are also very popular with women.
Marine Sports
The striking azure color of the island sea, also known as Hachijo blue, is loved by the people of the island. The sea around Hachijojima is dotted with diving areas, from where divers can witness a mysterious undersea world of undersea arches and other interesting topographical features crated by lava.
※ In addition to fan diving and diving classes, visitors can also take in all that the Hachijojima sea has to offer with snorkeling.
※ The beauty and clarify of the waters here are some of the world’s best.

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Local Vegetables
The ashitaba plant is a wild-growing native plant of the Izu Islands produced in Hachijojima. Known for being supreme amongst the mountain vegetables, this plant is well-regarded for its ability to improve vitality: in fact, it is said that “leaves picked today will grow back tomorrow.” Eaten as a green vegetable on Hachijojima throughout the year since long ago, it is believed to be one reason for the good health of the people of this island, known for longevity. Scenic views of the leaf fields can be seen during tours of the processing plants on the island. Visitors can learn about farming on the island here as well.
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