Niijima, Tokyo

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Port of Niijima
Port of Niijima
Flag of Niijima
Official seal of Niijima
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Niijima in Tokyo Metropolis
Niijima is located in Japan
Coordinates: 34°22′37.4″N 139°15′24.3″E / 34.377056°N 139.256750°E / 34.377056; 139.256750Coordinates: 34°22′37.4″N 139°15′24.3″E / 34.377056°N 139.256750°E / 34.377056; 139.256750
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Total 27.54 km2 (10.63 sq mi)
Population (June 2016)
 • Total 2,697
 • Density 97.9/km2 (254/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Phone number 04992-5-0240
Address 1-1-1, Honson, Niijima-mura, Tōkyō-to 100-0402
Landsat view of Niijima (right) and Shikinejima (left)

Niijima (新島村, Niijima-mura) is a village located in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. As of 1 June 2016, the village had an estimated population of 2,697, and a population density of 97.9 persons per km². Its total area is 27.54 square kilometres (10.63 sq mi).


The village of Niijima consists of the inhabited islands of Nii-jima and Shikinejima, the uninhabited islands of Udoneshima and Jinai-tō, and numerous small rocks in the northern Izu archipelago.

Surrounding Municipalities[edit]


On October 1, 1923, the islands of Niijima and Shikinejima were organized into municipalities. Niijima was administered as Niijimahon (新島本村, Niijima-honson, lit. "Niijima Main Village"). Shikenejima was administered as Wakagō (若郷村, Wakagō-mura). Both villages belonged to Ōshima Island Government Office. In 1926, the Ōshima Island Government Office became Ōshima Subprefecture of Tokyo. On November 1, 1954, Niijimahon absorbed the village of Wakagō, and changed its name to Niijima Village on April 1, 1992.


The economy of the village is dependent on commercial fishing and seasonal tourism. The village is known for its sports fishing, hot spring resorts) and local beer.


  • National highways: None
  • Metropolitan highways:
    • 211 Wakagō Niijima-kō Line
    • 237 Shikinejima Circle Line
  • Niijima: Port of Niijima
  • Shikinejima: Port of Nobushi, Fishing Port of Nobushi, Port of Shikinejima, Fishing Port of Ashitsuki, Fishing Port of Kobama
Sea routes
  • Between Niijima and Nobushi
  • Camellia-maru by Tōkai Kisen links between Tokyo, Yokohama (on Friday and Saturday), Izu Ōshima, Toshima, and Niijima.
  • Jinshin Kisen links between Shimoda, Toshima, Niijima, Shikinejima, Kōzushima, and Shimoda. A ship runs this direction on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday. It goes backwards on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.
  • Nishiki 2 by Niijima Village links between Niijima and Shikinejima 3 laps a day.
  • Cargo ships by Niijima Bussan and Izu Shichitō Kaiun links between the islands and mainland Tokyo.


High schools
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Niijima High School
Junior High Schools
  • Niijima Junior High School
  • Shikinejima Junior High School
Elementary Schools
  • Niijima Elementary School
  • Shikinejima Elementary School


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