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Whale watching season comes in Ogasawara Islands!


The Ogasawara Islands, which are registered as a World Natural Heritage Site, is in the season of humpback whales from December to the end of April! In particular it is the best season for whale watching is from February to April. You may be able to see their powerful movements, such as jumps called bleaching, at close range. Humpback whales come to breed and raise their newborn in the Ogasawara Islands, so you can watch both parents and children. Come and watch the majestic whales, by all means!

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