From north to south:
- Izu Oshima - largest and nearest of the Izu Islands
- Shikinejima - known for its hot springs
- Miyakejima - possibly repopulated after volcanic evacuation
- Mikurajima - offers swimming with wild dolphins
- Aogashima - a beautiful double volcano
The Izu Islands lie southeast of mainland Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean. The closest, Oshima, is 108 km away, while Aogashima is 354 km away from the metropolitan office. Each island is has its own unique character. All sorts of marine sports such as swimming, scuba diving, surfing, and fishing can be enjoyed. There are many places with scenic beauty, which get crowded with tourists during the summer.
The islands are covered by a confusing blanket of small airlines.
- Air Nippon  [dead link] operates scheduled flights from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Oshima, Miyakejima and Hachijojima.
- New Central Air Services  operates semi-regular flights from Chofu Airfield (Tokyo) to Niijima, Oshima and Kozushima.
- Toho Air  operates "helimuter" (helicopter commuter) flights under the brand "Tokyo Ai-Land Shuttle  [dead link]" (東京愛らんどシャトル) between Aogashima, Hachijojima, Mikurajima, Oshima and Toshima, timed to match the Air Nippon flights to Hachijojima.
- Tokyo - Oshima - Toshima - Niijima - Shikinejima - Kozushima.
- Tokyo - Miyakejima - Mikurajima - Hachijojima.