Chichi-jima has a population of 2,000 and is found 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Pacific Ocean.
Haha-jima is a further 50 km south and has a population of 450.
Blessed with endemic species, many of the plants and animals have evolved in unique ways.
Ogasawara Islands were registered in 2011 as a World Natural Heritage Site. Whale watching is popular.