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Mikurajima (御蔵島) is a volcanic island in the Izu Archipelago (伊豆諸島), in Japan, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Mikurajima lies south of Tokyo and south-east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. Mikurajima has an area of 20.58 km² and a population of approximately 300. The island has no major harbor. Due to the low population and limited number of visitors, the natural habitat remains relatively untainted. Oyama Mountain is the highest point on the island and the island's largest spring forms Shirataki (white falls) waterfall that drops 80m into the Pacific Ocean below. Location Map of Islands The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) are a group of volcanic islands stretching south and east from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu, Japan. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県; Shizuoka-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


The island is home to the Nioiebine Orchid as well as a large flock of streaked shearwater. Dolphins inhabit the waters around Mikurajima. Dolphin watching tours during the summer months have been offered from Miyakejima. The crossing from Miyake to Mikura takes about 45 minutes by fishing vessel. There are also tours from Mikurajima. View from Kozushima Miyakejima is an island in the Izu group, southeast of Honshu, Japan. ...


Apart from the dolphin tours, access to the island is limited to the Tokai Kisen ferry that sails from Miyakejima and helicopter, as there is also a heliport.


Mikurajima is administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan government. Headquarters of Tokyo Metropolitan Government (City Hall) View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ...


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Mikurajima (御蔵島) is a volcanic island in the Izu Archipelago (伊豆諸島), in Japan, and is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Mikurajima lies south of Tokyo and south-east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture.
Mikurajima is administered by the Tokyo Metropolitan government.
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