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Niijima, Tokyo

Niijima
新島村
Village
Port of Niijima
Port of Niijima
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis</small>
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis
Niijima is located in Japan
Niijima
Niijima
 
Coordinates:
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
District Ōshima Subprefecture
Area
 • Total 27.83 km2 (10.75 sq mi)
Population (March 2011)
 • Total 2,872
 • Density 103/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 04992-5-0240
Address 1-1-1, Honson, Niijima-mura, Tōkyō-to 100-0402
Website Niijima Village
Landsat view of Niijima (right) and Shikinejima (left)

Niijima (新島村 Niijima-mura) is a village located in the northern Izu Islands, Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan.

Geography

The village of Niijima consists of the inhabited islands of Niijima and Shikinejima, the uninhabited islands of Udoneshima and Jinai-tō, and numerous small rocks in the northern Izu archipelago.

Surrounding Municipalities

History

On October 1, 1923, the islands of Niijima and SHikinejima were organized into municipalities. Niijima was administered as Niijimahon (新島本村 Niijima-honson, lit. "Niijima Main Village"). Shikenejima was administered as Wakagō (若郷村 Wakagō-mura). Both villages belonged to Ōshima Island Government Office. In 1926, the Ōshima Island Government Office became Ōshima Subprefecture of Tokyo. On November 1, 1954, Niijimahon absorbed the village of Wakagō, and changed its name to Niijima Village on April 1, 1992.

Economy

The economy of the village is dependent on commercial fishing and seasonal tourism. The village is known for its sports fishing, hot spring resorts) and local beer.

Transportation

Airports
Airlines
Roads
  • National highways: None
  • Metropolitan highways:
    • 211 Wakagō Niijima-kō Line
    • 237 Shikinejima Circle Line
Ports
  • Niijima: Port of Niijima
  • Shikinejima: Port of Nobushi, Fishing Port of Nobushi, Port of Shikinejima, Fishing Port of Ashitsuki, Fishing Port of Kobama
Sea routes
  • Between Niijima and Nobushi
  • Camellia-maru by Tōkai Kisen links between Tokyo, Yokohama (on Friday and Saturday), Izu Ōshima, Toshima, and Niijima.
  • Jinshin Kisen links between Shimoda, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kōzushima, and Shimoda. A ship runs this direction on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. It goes backwards on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  • Nishiki 2 by Niijima Village links between Niijima and Shikinejima 3 laps a day.
  • Cargo ships by Niijima Bussan and Izu Shichitō Kaiun links between the islands and mainland Tokyo.

Education

High schools
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Niijima High School
Junior High Schools
  • Niijima Junior High School
  • Shikinejima Junior High School
Elementary Schools
  • Niijima Elementary School
  • Shikinejima Elementary School

See also

References

External links

  • (Japanese)Niijima Village official website
  • (Japanese)New Central Airlines
  • (Japanese)Tōkai Kisen
  • (Japanese)Wakagō Elementary School
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