To-shima, Tokyo

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Toshima Island from offshore, Tokyo, Japan.JPG
Flag of Toshima
Official seal of Toshima
Location of Toshima in Tokyo Metropolis
Location of Toshima in Tokyo Metropolis
Toshima is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°31′17″N 139°16′48″E / 34.52139°N 139.28000°E / 34.52139; 139.28000Coordinates: 34°31′17″N 139°16′48″E / 34.52139°N 139.28000°E / 34.52139; 139.28000
Country Japan
Region Kantō
Prefecture Tokyo Metropolis
 • Mayor Kazuhisa Umeda
 • Total 4.12 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (May 2008)
 • Total 309
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 248, Toshima-mura, Tōkyō-to

Toshima (利島村, Toshima-mura) is a village located in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan. The village compose the whole To-shima Island.

The island, at 4.12 square kilometres (1.59 square miles), 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 Ōshima, the largest of the Izu Islands, and Nii-jima. Ferries that sail to Nii-jima make a brief stop in To-shima. Toshima is also accessible (weather permitting) by helicopter departing from Ōshima island, from Ōshima airport it is a 10-minute flight to To-shima.

The main industry on To-shima is fishing. There is some small-scale farming and tourism.


To-shima (利島), a volcanic island in the Izu Islands.[1] The island is administered by the Tōkyō Metropolitan government, Japan, lies south of Tōkyō and east of the Izu Peninsula, Shizuoka Prefecture. To-shima forms part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.


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  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Izu Shotō," Japan Encyclopedia, p. 412.


  • Teikoku's Complete Atlas of Japan, Teikoku-Shoin Co., Ltd. Tokyo 1990, ISBN 4-8071-0004-1
  • Saishin-Nihon-chizu 1990 - Atlas of Japan, Imidas Shueisha, Tokyo

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