The “Double Volcano” of the Island of Aogashima

The Island of AogoshimaThe island of Aogashima (or “The Blue Island”) is a very small Japanese tropical island (3.5km x 2.5km) situated some 220 miles south of the capital of Japan, somewhere in the Philippine Sea. The most amazing thing about the isolated island is that it’s a “double volcano”, a “volcano in a volcano”. What I mean is that the Aogashima itself is a caldera (named Ikenosawa) while within this crater, there is a secondary cone/volcano called Maruyama. The island is inhabited and about 200 people live there. There is one post office and one school. The island is accessible by air (by helicopter) and by sea (by boat) even though the only and small harbour isn’t that reliable. The source of inspiration as well as  of the photo is  tofugu.

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