Tokara Rettō Prefectural Natural Park

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Tokara Islands Prefectural Nature Park
トカラ列島県立自然公園
Nakanoshima Kagoshima.jpg
Location Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Area46.19 km²
Established1 April 1992

Tokara Islands Prefectural Nature Park (トカラ列島県立自然公園, Tokara Retto kenritsu shizen kōen) is a Prefectural Nature Park to the south of mainland Kyūshū, in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Established in 1992, the park is within the municipality of Toshima. [1]

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Suwanosejima Island within the Ryukyu Islands

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Kojima may refer to:

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Kuchinoshima Island within the Ryukyu Islands

Kuchinoshima (口之島), literally "mouth island", is one of the Tokara Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture. The island, 13.33 km2 (5.15 sq mi) in area, and has a population of 140 persons. The island can only be reached by boat as it has no airport, there are regular ferry service to the city of Kagoshima on the mainland. Travel time is about 6 hours. The islanders are dependent mainly on agriculture, fishing and seasonal tourism. The island is home to the rare Kuchinoshima breed of Japanese native cattle.

Kodakarajima Island within Ryukyu Islands

Kodakarajima (小宝島), literally "small treasure island", is one of the Tokara Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture. The island, 1.0 km² in area, is the smallest inhabited island in the archipelago, and has a population of 49 people. The island can only be reached by boat as it has no airport; there is regular ferry service to the city of Kagoshima on the mainland. Travel time is about 13 hours. The islanders are dependent mainly on fishing and seasonal tourism.

Kuroshima (Kagoshima) Island within Satsunan Islands

Kuroshima (黒島), is one of the Satsunan Islands, usually classed with the Ōsumi Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The island, 15.37 km² in area, has a population of 199 persons. The island can only be reached by ferry service to the city of Kagoshima on the mainland, as there is no airport. Travel time is about 6 hours. The islanders are dependent mainly on fishing, agriculture and seasonal tourism.

Takeshima (Kagoshima) Island within Satsunan Islands

Takeshima (竹島), is one of the Satsunan Islands, usually classed with the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The island, 4.2 km² in area, has a population of 78 persons. The island can only be reached by ferry service to the city of Kagoshima on the mainland, as there is no airport. Travel time is about 3 hours. The islanders are dependent mainly on fishing, agriculture and seasonal tourism.

Kaminonejima

Kaminonejima or Kaminone Island, is a small uninhabited island located in the Tokara Islands of Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

References

  1. "Tokara Islands Prefectural Nature Park". Kagoshima Prefecture . Retrieved 9 February 2012.