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Big birds flying freely in southern tropical islands.
It is well-known due to the Giant Squid or Daio-ika, Daiou-ika, in English King of Squid. Usually believed to be living in deep sea below, but these recent years, they are somehow alive surfacing all around Pacific Ocean. Other than the 10 tentillums or the 10 tentacles, the bird called Aho-dori, one kind of Albatross, make their heaven there.
Finally, at last, the remote islands of Ogasawara got listed on the World Heritage of Nature (UNESCO). This is only behind other three natural heritage of Shirakami Sanchi (Akita and Aomori, 2005), Shiretoko (Hokkaido, 2005) and Yakushima (Kagoshima, 1993). Ogasawara  islands has never been attached to any continent geographically so far from the birth of our earth, therefore unique flora and fauna like the squid? can be seen, well, only the "intruders" are Japanese, American, Spanish, French and English. It is located south of Tokyo capital, some 1,000 km away in a middle of Pacific Ocean, only the mean of transportation is by slow ferry which takes about 25 hours. Ogasawara Kaiun has new vessel new home page from the year 2016.
You may recall the movie, Letters From Iwo Jima (io jima or iwo to). The island (io island) is within Ogasawara chains, but the WW2 battle field is of course not the World Heritage site. Residence registration can be done only for two main islands, Chichi jima (father island) and Haha jima (mother island). You may be interested in visiting other smaller remote islands, but not recommend to land on io jima (due to military) and minami-torishima (due to its fragile situation, actually the island is almost washed away by pacific waves).
Katsuodori (Katsuo Tori), Bonin Flying Fox, Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster), Mandarina suenoae (a species of air-breathing land snail), and Bonin people (mix blood of possiblly Japanese, American, Spanish, French and English) are waiting for you. By the way, the word Bonin came from Bunin or Bujin which means that no-people in Japanese language.
The way from Asakusa to Ogasawara Islands
It is straight and direct subway train from Asakusa to Daimon (on Toei Asakusa Line, pink color line), from where the ferry pier Takeshiba is only short walking distance. (from A18 to A09)
You may be interested in including another islands at into your itinerary with Ogasawa islands, but please note that there is no direct ferry from izu islands to ogasawara islands. Takeshiba ferry terminal is the only connecting place.
Here's once again some ferry links.
Ogasawara Kaiun Ferry
Takeshiba Ferry Terminal
Tokai Kisen Ferry
Takeshiba Sambashi
Further south, really in the middle of nowhere in Pacific you are looking for???
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