Location of Nagashima in Kagoshima Prefecture
|• Total||116.13 km2 (44.84 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)|
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) offers a spectacular 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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