From place to place, exploring this beautiful Earth. That is what we are doing in this blog. Now, I have got the opportunity to share one of my favorites: Located in Japan, The Aogashima Volcano/Island.
You may have heard of Hachijojima Island, but most of you (also most of Japanese even) have never heard of Aogashima Island near the island. The island is located 358 km away to the south from Tokyo city center. It is still under the Tokyo city government administration but, with it’s around 160 villagers, is the smallest village in Japan.
The island is one of the mysterious islands with beautiful nature. It is a volcanic island 3.5 km in length with a width of 2.5 km, formed by the remains of several calderas.
Since the population in this island is so small there is one post office and one primary/Jr high school.
With only 160 people living, there is only one postal address to this island and the post worker delivers based on "name" of individual. With some people have the same family names...tough job for her/him.
Now let’s say that you want to visit the Island, how would you get there? There is no direct transport from the main island of Japan to Aogashima. You need to go to Hachijojima (which is 70km away from Aogashima) first and then take a helicopter or ship.
Once you arrive to Aogashima, You will be stunned with its beauty. Beauty that enlightens and represents our mother nature, and our beautiful home.