Travel by ferry from Tokyo's Hammamatsucho pier takes about 10 hours,
but is an exhilarating experience.
The boat leaves Tokyo at 10:30 p.m. every night,
arriving at 9:30a.m. the next morning,
and then departing Hachijo at 10:10 a.m. for the trip back.
Those who can't spare the time or who suffer from seasickness,
might want to take the 45-minute flight from Haneda,
with breathtaking views of nearby islands.
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