The Diaoyutai Islands are located 200 km ENE of Taipei, capitol of Taiwan. Diaoyutai means "fishing platform" in Chinese. I happened to take a photo of Diaoyutai Is.:
Diaoyutai is at 123 deg 30 min E, 25 deg 40 min N. To know where Diaoyutai is when on an airplane, you need an aviation map. You might ask the pilot if he has an old map to spare. They might even let you pose for pictures. 飛行時，想知道釣魚台等地方在哪裡，需要飛航圖， 可向機師問有無剩下，順便拍拍照片。 that day we took route R583 past Diaoyutai. 當日飛 Ｒ５８３ 線。
The maps are made by Jeppesen, who don't give out samples.
Taiwan government maps place Diaoyutai in 宜蘭縣頭城鎮 Toucheng Township, Yilan County, which is postal code 261. However the Taiwan Postal Administration gives it its own postal code of 290. Anyway, if the postman went there, the Japanese police would arrest him: Diaoyutai is disputed between Japan, Taiwan, and China.
Diaoyutai is/was also spelled Tiaoyutai, Tiauyutai, Senkaku...
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