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Toshima, Tokyo

Toshima, Tokyo

  • Elevation508m
  • LocationTokyo

To-shima (利島?), a volcanic island in the Izu Islands. The island is administered by the Tōkyō Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tōkyō and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. To-shima forms part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Toshima Village (利島村 Toshima-mura?) serves as the local government of the island.

The island, at 4.12 square kilometers, is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Izu Island chain. Approximately 330 people live on the island. Eighty per cent of the island is covered by camellia forests. From November to March, much of the island is red from the camellia flowers. The island is also home to the Saku lily, the largest lily in the world.

The island is between Izu Ōshima, the largest of the Izu Islands, and Nii-jima. Ferries that sail to Nii-jima make a brief stop in To-shima. Toshima is also accessible (weather permitting) by helicopter departing from Ōshima island, from Ōshima airport it is a 10-minute flight to To-shima.

The main industry on To-shima is fishing. There is some small-scale farming and tourism.

Toshima, Tokyo


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