When it comes to traveling to Japan, most people think of visiting attractions like climbing Fuji Mt. The Fuji experience and Onsen hot springs found in Hakone can be experienced in Hachijojima too, on a smaller or kawaii scale.
The first view seen when visitors arrive at the airport is Mount Hachijo-fuji, a small, elegant 854m mountain peak that spreads out in all directions, much like its namesake Mount Fuji.
Hachijo-fuji is a composite volcano with an inner crater that can be seen from a walking path around its rim. On the flank of Hachijo-fuji, there is a small ranch called Fureai Ranch, where visitors can enjoy scenic views. There is also hiking courses provided by the Hachijojima Tourist Association, that is 3.3km long and takes approximately 3 hours to finish.
Hachijo-fuji Hiking Course by Hachijojima Tourist Association
http://hachijo.gr.jp/pdf/fuji-2.pdf (In Japanese)
As for Onsen hot springs, Hachijojima has various types of Onsen facilities, including an outdoor facility for bathing with swimsuits on near the Uramigataki waterfall, and an indoor facilities along coastline for bathing nude.
The photo on the right is the foot bath called “Ashiyu Kirameki”, available to anyone for free.
Just relax, and enjoy the foot bath while watching the sun set on the shining ocean, all spread out in front of you.
To reach these tourist attractions like the starting point for Hachijo-fuji hiking or the hot spring villages, a shuttle bus is available that runs every hour or so. For more convenience, there are rental services for bikes, motorcycles and cars, available at the airport.
Hachijojima Part 1
Hachijojima Part 2