Pelan Village is host to three different log cabins, all hand-built by the Shimizu Family. Guests staying with Pelan have access to a shared kitchen and lounge, large wooden deck and hammock, and shared shower, bathroom, and toilet facilities.

Click on each subsection to read more about each cabin. Each cabin is the same price.


Pelan Village offers an exceptional chance to live in the jungle of Chichijima in the Ogasawara Islands.

Our rooms are located in hand-built log cabins, complete with a solar-powered shower, communal kitchen, and eco-friendly composting toilets. Upon your arrival, we celebrate with a communal dinner and wave you off at the harbor when you depart on the Ogasawara-maru boat. While guests are expected to prepare their own breakfast and lunch, dinner is often a fun way to get to know other international guests over a shared meal.

You can complement your stay with yoga lessons, relaxing massage sessions, or adventurous kayak tours.

There are multiple gorgeous beaches just a bus ride away. Ogiura Beach, which is great for snorkeling or swimming, is just a 10 minute walk down the hill. There are coffees shops and a family-owned bar and restaurant down the way.

Please contact us for a quote, as prices vary from ¥3500 to¥5000/night. Prices include ferry-pickup and dropoff.

Pelan Village hopes you will join us as you explore this incredible tropical paradise.

Pelan Pelan Sea Kayak Club


The Ogasawara Archipelago is home to more than 30 tropical and subtropical islands, most of which are uninhabited. With Pelan Pelan Sea Kayaking Club, you can visit these uninhabited islands and explore nature at its wildest.


There are many endemic species both on land and in the sea. With Pelan, you can explore the South Island called Anijima, a mysterious island made of limestone. Countless snails became semi-fossils over hundreds of thousands of year, slowly building up to create hills and valleys and finally, the island that we call Anijima. It is covered with rare dry shrubs, and full of colorful fish and thriving coral ecosystems.

Join Pelan Pelan Sea Kayaking Club to adventure in nature. Your sea kayak instructor, Ryo, has been leading kayak tours for more than two decades, alongside cavorting dolphins and bright-eyed sea turtles.





Web       www.pelan.jp

Mail        pelan@pelan.jp

Tel          04998-2-3386

Ogasawara Village Tourist Association

Web      http://www.ogasawaramura.com

Tel        04998-2-2587

Ogasawara Kaiun (ferry)

Web      www.ogasawarakaiun.co.jp

Tel  (booking) 03-3451-5171

      (Takesiba) 03-3433-1251

      (Titijima)  04998-2-2111


Advice on how to buy Ogasawara Maru tickets.

The Ogasawaramaru ferry only leaves Tokyo once a week, and has a carrying capacity of about 800 passengers. The trip from the Takeshiba pier in Tokyo to Chichijima in Ogasawara is about 25 hours long. Check out the Ogasawara Tourist Village Association website for more information about what to expect on the islands and how to navigate Takeshiba pier.

You can either buy them on the phone or at the ferry office at the Tokyo Takeshiba harbor. Detailed instructions on how to buy tickets are outlined on the ferry website: click here for information.

General information in English also can be found here and the sailing schedule can be accessed here. Information about things to do on the island are described here.

Tickets are sold up to three months before boarding.

It is really important that you check the departure and arrival dates of the Ogasawara Kaiun, as the ship can get delayed according to the weather and tides.

There are 3 ways to get tickets.

①You go directly to the tickets counter at the Takeshiba harbor in Tokyo.

During the holiday seasons (especially New Years, Golden Week, and Obon) there can be really long lines and the wait can last hours. During the low season you can buy tickets on the day you board.

②You can buy ferry tickets from the tourist company “National Land”. If you email them in English they can give you instructions on how to reserve tickets. They charge a fee but this is an easy way for foreigners to obtain tickets.

National Land
TEL:  03-3431-3001(mondayfriday10:00~18:00
Web: http://www.04998.net
National Land representatives can communicate in both English & Spanish.
Acepta unas preguntas en español tambièn.

③There are ticket machines selling Ogasawaramaru tickets in convenience stores in Japan.

As soon as tickets for the desired date of boarding begins, head to these machines at 9 am and try to get tickets. Even if you are unable to obtain tickets, try again over a period of many days afterward.

Forewarning: competition for buying tickets is really high during these times: New Years holiday, Golden Week (end of April- beginning of May), August, and March. During other season it is easy to buy tickets at the Tokyo Takeshiba harbor.




Islanders wave tourists off with music, taiko drumming, and Hawaiian leis. Photo by Dale Robinson Photography.

Special Tours


Let’s go on an expedition to the ocean and mountain of Ogasawara by sea kayak.
With a Pelan special tour, you can enjoy snorkeling, swimming fishing, and jungle trekking. Pelan will take you to forests where the fruit bats are flying and the luminescent Green Pepe fungi are shining.

After an enjoyable day at sea, let’s have a beer while watching the sunset from the balcony at Pelan Village. If you are lucky, you may see a whale breach in the distance. Special tours are offered during New Years, Golden Week, and during the heat of summer.


New Years Day Special Tour

Every New Years day, Pelan Pelan offers a special tour that begins on the shores of Minamijima and ends on the sandy beaches of a far-off island to greet the new year as the sun rises.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to proudly say that you were one of the very first people in Japan to have stepped in the ocean during the new year.


Tour schedule

Day 1    10:00am leave Tokyo on the Ogasawaramaru ferry
Day 2      11:30 am arrive at Chichijima   Jungle trekking in the afternoon, and welcome potluck party at night (please bring a dish to share)

Day 3     Sea kayak tour (day 1) around sunken war ships

Day 4     Sea kayak tour (day2)
Day 5     Free day and jungle trekking for new guests
Day 6     Sea kayak tour (day 3) around Port Roid war record and peace tour for new guests.  Free day for long term guests.
Day 7      Sea kayak tour (day 4) Minamijima tour in morning or Anijima tour. Join the farewell party in town.
Day 8       Free time in the a.m. The ship leaves at 2:00 pm.
Day 9      The ship arrives at Tokyo’s Takeshiba Pier at 3:30 pm

# Camping is not allowed on Ogasawara. Special Tour Sea Kayak guests will reserve rooms to stay in Pelan Village every night.
#The kitchen facilities are communal. We share cooking and cleaning duties with staff and guests.
#During bad weather conditions, we will change the activities from sea kayaking to jungle trekking, body-boarding, etc.

Tour Fee

Long tour (Whole day)

Adult ¥65,000    Student ¥50000
Children (under 12 years old) ¥40000

Short tour (Half day)
Adult ¥40000     Student ¥35000
Children(under 12 years old) ¥30000

#The Special Tour Package does not include boat or hotel costs.
#Special tour guests will receive a 10% discount off of their stay at Pelan Village.
#The special tours includes sea kayak rental and meals. Sea kayak tour/rental gear/stay/food
(((if you have you better bring those things)))
Wear to swim/beach sandal(not tick soled)/rain wear/flash light
My cup/my chopstick/water bottle/snorkeling set/wetsuits


After you book the this tour please deposit ¥1000 to the account detailed below.

Bank name:     Tokyo Tousho Nougyoukumiai
Branch name:    Ogasawara Chichijima
Account number:     Futuu  1111756
Account name:     Ryoichi Shimizu


Fish caught on a kayak tour. These are delicious when grilled over hot charcoal, or simmered in savory stew.


There is a children’s camp every summer. Kids get to surf, kayak, hike, and eat delicious food together! It makes for a wonderful time.

Become a Sea Kayak Instructor


This course guides you to achieving sea kayak instructor certification. Ryo has developed a highly effective course schedule to make you a qualified instructor in a short time and pass the six required steps with flying colors. The course includes room and board so that you can focus on becoming the best kayak instructor that you can be. Ogasawara is a great location to learn how to sea kayak. Ryo teaches a diverse curriculum with real-world practice complemented by lectures. Ultimately, you can choose how long you want to train for, but it is recommended to study for at least a couple weeks.

Please email Ryo at sennin@pelan.jp for rates and reservations.

Day Trips

The “Omakase” Kayak Tour



Just leave it up to Ryo, your kayak instructor, and set off on an incredible kayaking adventure!


This course takes your kayaking experience and the weather into consideration. Your instructor, Ryo, will decide the best route, depending on your experience. In this course, you will use a technical single-person sea kayak, complete with two small storage spaces. This is a great class to take if you want to build your kayaking skills and polish your technique.

There are an unlimited number of beaches on Ogasawara so you can even visit the smallest beaches, totally unpopulated except for tiny little crabs and beautiful fish. We will lend you life-vests. A delicious lunch on the beach is part of this tour, with tea afterwards. Rental snorkeling equipment is available for ¥500. The trip is 8:30-4:30.



The John & Jinny Beach Kayak Tour


Explore blindingly white gorgeous sandy beaches and bonin blue waters on this tour.


This kayak tour takes you to Jinny Beach, a gorgeous shore that you cannot reach by land. In this tour, the kayaks used are called tandem open deck kayaks, best for calm weather conditions. These kayaks can fit two people and are great for beginners who are up for a challenge to kayak a far distance.

Recently, the surrounding eco-system has become rather fragile, so this beautiful area is only reachable by boat. This excursion is not to be missed! Lunch, safety equipment, and snorkeling gear is supplied.

The trip is 8:30-4:30.


Hiking for an incredible view.