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Torishima, Japan

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With its name literally meaning “Bird Island,” the uninhabited Torishima rather appropriately serves as a bird sanctuary, natural monument, and national wildlife protection area. The island is one of four known breeding zones for the rare Short-tailed Albatross, and provides nesting grounds for about eighty percent of the breeding population. As the island is an active volcano, only scientists can obtain special permission to land there. Ships may circumnavigate the island so that passengers can observe the albatross community in its protected natural state.

Language: Japanese
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Torishima, Japan Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 57 57 59 64 68 73 78 80 78 73 68 62
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 14 14 15 18 20 23 26 27 26 23 20 17
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 3.9 3.8 3.8 5.6 9.8 10 3.9 4.5 6 11 6.6 5.1
Centimeters 10 10 10 14 25 25 10 11 15 28 17 13