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Encyclopedia > Toshima Island

'Toshima' (利島), a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. Toshima forms part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... 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. ... 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. ... Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県; Shizuoka-ken) is located in the Chubu region on Honshu island, Japan. ... Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) is a national park in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...


The island, at 4.12 km², 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 Oshima, the largest of the Izu Islands, and Niijima. Ferries that sail to Niijima make a brief stop in Toshima. Izu Oshima (伊豆大島) is a volcanic island in the Izu Islands (伊豆諸島) and administered by the Tokyo (東京都) Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tokyo and east of the Izu Pennisula, Shizuoka prefecture. ... Niijima (新島) is an island in Tokyo prefecture, Japan. ...


The main industry on Toshima Island is fishing. There is some small scale farming and tourism.


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