Location of Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture
|• Total||116.13 km2 (44.84 sq mi)|
|Population (April 1, 2017)|
|• Density||87/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
Nagashima Island, comprising the majority of city area, is located just south of Amakusa and connected to mainland Kyūshū via the Kuronoseto Oohashi bridge. It is primarily a farming and fishing community.
Nagashima's chief exports are satsumaimo (sweet potatoes), shōchū, and buri (yellowtail). Some of Kagoshima's most well known shōchū is distilled in Nagashima. Such brands include Shimabijin (Beautiful Islander), Shimaotome (Island maiden), Shimamusume (Island Daughter), and DanDan ("thank you" in Kagoshima dialect).
- Gyōnindake (traveler's mountain) has view of Amakusa and some of the smaller islands around Nagashima.
- Hotel Nagashima has an Onsen center as well as fine dining.
- A Jōmon era tomb which celebrates an annual festival
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