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The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. Administratively, they form part of Tokyo. The largest is Oshima (or Izu Oshima). Others include Toshima, Niijima, Kozushima, Miyakejima, Mikurajima, and Hachijojima. These islands are called "Izu Seven Islands". Download high resolution version (639x698, 61 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (639x698, 61 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... Location. ... todo mal de [ [ Shikoku ] ] a través del [ [ mar interior ] ], y noreste de [ [ Kyushu ] ] a través del [ [ estrecho de Kanmon ] ]. Es la séptima isla más grande, y la segunda isla populosa en el mundo después de [ [ Java (isla)|Java ] ] (véase [ [ lista de las islas de la población ] ]). < style=float del div... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ...


All islands are specified for a Fuji Hakone Izu national park.


During the Edo period, Miyakejima and Hachijojima (and perhaps others) were places to which Edo criminals were exiled. History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Edo period (江戸時代) is a division of Japanese...


Volcanic activity (including the release of harmful gases) on the island forced the evacuation of the entire population of Miyakejima in 2000. On February 1, 2005, the government of Tokyo allowed the residents to return permanently to the island but required them to carry gas masks in case of harmful volcanic emissions.


Main islands

North to south. -shima, -jima mean island.

  • Izu Ōshima or Ōshima
  • Toshima
  • Niijima
  • Shikinejima
  • Kōzushima
  • Miyakejima
  • Mikurajima
  • Hachijōjima
  • Aogashima
  • Bayonaise Rocks
  • Sumisutō
  • Torishima
  • Soufuiwa
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Shikine Island from Kozu Island. Furthest one is Izu Oshima, left one is Toshima, right one is Niijima. Small one among them is Jinai Island.
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Niijima from Kozu Island.
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Miyake Island from Kozu Island.

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Izu Islands travel guide - Wikitravel (0 words)
The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島 Izu-shotō) are a chain of volcanic islands scattered over several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan.
Izu Oshima - largest and nearest of the Izu Islands
The islands are covered by a confusing blanket of small airlines.
Japan's Geography - Terrain (1851 words)
Japan is an archipelago of islands that are the protruding summits of a huge mountain chain formed by plate tectonics and volcanism in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Three major basins define the center of the island: the Nayoro Basin in the north, the Kamikawa Basin in the center, and the Furano Basin in the south, out of which rise the Yubari Mountains to the southwest, the Hidaka Range to the south and the Ishikari Mountains to the southeast.
This irregularly-shaped and mountainous island of ancient forests, hot springs, and mysterious steaming volcanoes is separated from Honshu by the narrow Kammon Strait to the north and from Shikoku to the east by the Bungo Strait.
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