Higashiizu

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Higashiizu

東伊豆町
Town
Hokkawa Onsen in Higashiizu
Hokkawa Onsen in Higashiizu
Flag of Higashiizu
Flag
Official seal of Higashiizu
Seal
Location of Higashiizu in Shizuoka Prefecture
Location of Higashiizu in Shizuoka Prefecture
Higashiizu is located in Japan
Higashiizu
Higashiizu
 
Coordinates: 34°46′N 139°2′E / 34.767°N 139.033°E / 34.767; 139.033Coordinates: 34°46′N 139°2′E / 34.767°N 139.033°E / 34.767; 139.033
CountryJapan
RegionChūbu
Tōkai
PrefectureShizuoka Prefecture
DistrictKamo
Area
 • Total77.83 km2 (30.05 sq mi)
Population
 (September 2014)
 • Total13,071
 • Density168/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)
- TreeSakura
- FlowerIsobuki
Phone number0557-95-1100
Address3354 Inatori, Higashiizu-chō, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka-ken 413-0411
WebsiteTown of Higashiizu HP
Higashiizu Town Hall

Higashiizu (東伊豆町, Higashiizu-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 13,071 and a population density of 168 persons per km². The total area was 77.83 km².

Geography[edit]

Sandwiched to the east and west between the Amagi Mountains and Sagami Bay on the Pacific Ocean, Higashiizu has numerous hot springs. Warmed by the warm Kuroshio Current, the area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. Parts of the town are within the borders of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park,

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the area now comprising Higashiizu Town consisted of 5 villages (Inatori, Naramoto, Shirata, Katase, and Ōkawa). During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into two villages (Inatori and Jōtō) with Kamo District. Inatori was elevated in status of that of a town in December 1920. The town of Higashiizu was founded on May 3, 1959 through the merger of the town of Inatori with the village of Jōtō.

Economy[edit]

The economy of Higashiizu is dominated by tourism centered on the hot spring resort industry, and by commercial fishing.

Transportation[edit]

Highway[edit]

Railway[edit]

Local attractions[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Higashiizu, Shizuoka at Wikimedia Commons