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The stunning Aogashima island off Tokyo... would not do too well in the event of an eruption Photo: Wikipedia

A couple of hundred miles to the south of Tokyo in the Philippine Sea lies the island of Aogashima. Administered by Tokyo and part of the Izu Archipelago, the island’s 205 inhabitants (2009) enjoy a type of solitude that many will never experience. This island is known for having a volcanic caldera within a larger caldera, which makes the island’s unique shape resemble a tropical scene from the set of Jurassic Park or Lost. Only accessible by boat or helicopter, one could end up trapped here…

Aogashima Island, Japan. a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea. - WTF awesome fun facts

Aogashima Island is a part of Tokyo. It’s located in the Philippine Sea, 358km south from Metropolitan area, two hours by flight if you are lucky.

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