The main volcano , Mount Oyama, has erupted several times in recent history. Tourists were allowed to visit Miyakejima in 2005 for the first time after the evacuation of its entire population following the eruption of Mt. Oyama in 2000. Today many tourists visit the island for fishing, diving and bird watching.
Tokaikisen  operates a daily overnight ferry from Tokyo's Takeshiba pier, near the Daimon metro station. Leaving Tokyo at 22.20, and arriving 5.00 - prices vary seasonally but expect to pay around ¥6500 for a reclining seat.