Location of Wadomari in Kagoshima Prefecture
|Region||Kyushu (Amami Islands)|
|• -Mayor||Sanetoshi Ijichi|
|• Total||40.37 km2 (15.59 sq mi)|
(June 1, 2013)
|• Density||172/km2 (450/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (Japan Standard Time)|
|Address||10, Wadomari, Wadomari-chō, Ōshima-gun, Kagoshima-ken 891-9192|
Wadomari is located on the northern end of Okinoerabujima.
The climate is classified as humid subtropical (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with very warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high throughout the year, but is highest in the months of May, June and September. The area is subject to frequent typhoons.
Wadamori Village was founded on 1 April 1908. It was upgraded to town status on 1 May 1941. As with all of Okinoerabujima, the town came under the administration of the United States from 1 July 1946 to 25 December 1953.
Wadomari Port is the main ferry port on the island, with connections to the prefectural capital Kagoshima. It takes between 17 and 18 hours. Okinoerabu Airport, is located in Wadomari. Wadomari is located on Kagoshima Prefectural Route 84.
Media related to Wadomari, Kagoshima at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website in Japanese