Koganezaki in Nishiizu Town



Location of Nishiizu in Shizuoka Prefecture


Coordinates: 34°46′N 138°47′E / 34.767°N 138.783°E / 34.767; 138.783Coordinates: 34°46′N 138°47′E / 34.767°N 138.783°E / 34.767; 138.783
Country Japan
Region Chūbu
Prefecture Shizuoka
District Kamo District
  Total 105.52 km2 (40.74 sq mi)
Population (September 2014)
  Total 8,528
  Density 80.8/km2 (209/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
- Tree Camellia japonica
- Flower Farfugium japonicum
Phone number 0558-55-0211
Address 401-1 Nishina Nishiizu-cho, Kamo-gun, Shizuoka-ken 410-3514
Nishiizu Town Hall

Nishiizu (西伊豆町 Nishiizu-chō) is a town located in Kamo District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

As of September 2014, the town had an estimated population of 8,528 and a population density of 80.8 persons per km². The total area was 105.52 km².


Sandwiched between the Amagi Mountains to the west and Suruga Bay on the Pacific Ocean to the west, Nishiizu has a hill hinterland and a rocky, indented coast. The area has numerous hot springs. Warmed by the warm Kuroshio Current, the area enjoys a warm maritime climate with hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. Parts of the town are within the borders of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park,

Neighboring municipalities


During the Edo period, all of Izu Province was tenryō territory under direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate, and the area now comprising Nishiizu consisted of seven villages within ancient Naka District. During the cadastral reform of the early Meiji period in 1889, the area was reorganized into three villages (Nishina, Tago, and Ugusu), which became part of Kamo District from 1896. A fourth village, Arari, was created out of Ugusu the same year.

The town of Nishiizu was founded on March 31, 1956 through the merger of the villages of Tago and Nishina and in September of the same year, the villages of Ugusu and Arari were rejoined to form Kamo. Kamo was merged into Nishiizu on April 1, 2005.


The economy of Nishiizu is dominated by tourism centered on hot spring resorts, and by commercial fishing.


Nishiizu is served by Japan National Route 136 highway, but has no train service.

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