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  Izu Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島 Izu-shotō) are a chain of volcanic islands scattered over several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan.
Izu Oshima - largest and nearest of the Izu Islands
The islands are covered by a confusing blanket of small airlines.
wikitravel.org /en/Izu_Islands   (0 words)

  Japan's Geography - Terrain
Japan is an archipelago of islands that are the protruding summits of a huge mountain chain formed by plate tectonics and volcanism in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Three major basins define the center of the island: the Nayoro Basin in the north, the Kamikawa Basin in the center, and the Furano Basin in the south, out of which rise the Yubari Mountains to the southwest, the Hidaka Range to the south and the Ishikari Mountains to the southeast.
This irregularly-shaped and mountainous island of ancient forests, hot springs, and mysterious steaming volcanoes is separated from Honshu by the narrow Kammon Strait to the north and from Shikoku to the east by the Bungo Strait.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Jta/Jp/JpGEO1.htm   (1851 words)

  Izu Islands - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Fishing by professionals and sportsmen is year-round, with the majority of boats docked on the Izu Peninsula.
In February 2005, residents were allowed to return permanently to the island but were required to carry gas masks in case of future volcanic emissions.
The subtropical Ogasawara Islands, which are also administratively part of Tokyo, lie further to the south.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Izu_Islands   (225 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Izu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The islands, formerly used for penal settlements, are known for their production of camellia oil.
He came to be a leader of the school of Japanese writers that propounded a lyrical and impressionistic style, in opposition to the proletarian literature of the 1920s.
Sunsets and sake; Just one hour from Tokyo, the Izu island chain is a world of dramatic volcanic scenery, superb wildlife, hospitality and hot springs.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Izu   (627 words)

 Japan's Geography - Terrain
Japan is an archipelago of islands that are the protruding summits of a huge mountain chain formed by plate tectonics and volcanism in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
This irregularly-shaped and mountainous island of ancient forests, hot springs, and mysterious steaming volcanoes is separated from Honshu by the narrow Kammon Strait to the north and from Shikoku to the east by the Bungo Strait.
North of the island is the Seto Inland Sea with its hundreds of tiny islands, rich fisheries, and a coastline of citrus orchards.
koreanhistoryproject.org /Jta/Jp/JpGEO1.htm   (1851 words)

 Izu Islands - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
All islands are specified for a Fuji Hakone Izu national park.
Volcanic activity (including the release of harmful gases) on the island forced the evacuation of the entire population of Miyakejima in 2000.
On February 1, 2005, the government of Tokyo allowed the residents to return permanently to the island but required them to carry gas masks in case of harmful volcanic emissions.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Izu_Islands   (142 words)

 Species info - HTML
On Nakano-shima in the Tokara islands, its singing and feeding areas were in the higher parts of trees, whereas in the Izu islands it is sometimes seen in the forest understorey (Higuchi and Kawaji 1989).
Migration The Izu Leaf-warbler arrives in the Izu islands in late March or early April and leaves in late September and October (Yamashina 1942, Austin and Kuroda 1953, OSJ 1974, H. Morioka in litt.
THREATS The Izu Leaf-warbler is one of two threatened bird species that are restricted to the "Izu Islands Endemic Bird Area", threats and conservation measures in which are profiled by Stattersfield et al.
www.rdb.or.id /view_html.php?id=170&op=phylijim   (2447 words)

 PEM | Kenro Izu: Sacred Places
Izu’s photography of Angkor also brought him close to the suffering of Cambodian children whose limbs had been shattered by land mines.
Kenro Izu was born in Osaka in 1949 and attended the Nihon University College of Art before moving to New York City in the early 1970s.
Izu succeeds in capturing that spiritual essence of the places he photographs through his exacting approach to his craft, says Worswick.
www.pem.org /exhibitions/exhibition.php?id=10   (579 words)

Seven hours later, as the vessel approaches Oshima, the first of the seven Izu Islands, flying fish lunge from the bow wave and skim on silver wings across a sea tinted pink by sunrise; wild flowers and evergreen shrubs exhale a delicate perfume.
The people of the Izu islands live in peaceful rusticity, fishing, providing room and board to visitors in small minshuku, or people's lodges, or cultivating red and yellow freesia bulbs for sale on Japan's main islands.
At Oshima, the largest of the Izus and 70 miles southwest of Tokyo, women wearing flowered headdresses and kimonos of blue cotton splashed with white, meet passengers arriving at the port of Motomachi from Japan's main island of Honshu.
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE1D8163DF936A25751C0A961948260   (703 words)

 Izu Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Izu (伊豆国; -no kuni) was a province of Japan including the Izu Peninsula that is today part of Shizuoka prefecture and the Izu Islands that are now part of Tokyo.
From that year until the Edo period, Izu included three districts: Tagata, Kamo and Naka.
During the Edo period, Kimisawa became the fourth district of Izu.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/i/iz/izu_province.html   (128 words)

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The Amagi mountain range in the Izu peninsular (of which the coast and part of the mountain are in the park) was originally a volcanic island, but became joined to the mainland when the rocks of the area were uplifted and tilted.
The Izu islands are the chief breeding-site for Japanese auk or murrelet Synthliboramphus wumizusume (IUCN, 1975).
Although at a temperate latitude the islands' marine flora and fauna are characterised by a predominently tropical element.
www.unep-wcmc.org /sites/pa/1307v.htm   (1957 words)

 AIST:AIST Today 2003-No.8
The swarm that struck the northern Izu islands from June to August 2000 was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the land territory and surrounding areas, producing 7,000 shocks with magnitude ≥3 including five magnitude ≥6 shocks.
As shown in the study of the Izu islands earthquake swarm, it has become easier to calculate the shift of crustal stress by means of the computer assisted numerical analysis, in spite of the difficulty in calculation/estimation of the absolute stress value.
In case of the Izu islands swarm, where the deformation was produced by dyke intrusion, the remote triggering of the seismic center can be explained by the calculation of static stressing rate changes.
www.aist.go.jp /aist_e/aist_today/2003_07/topics_02.html   (1331 words)

 Urban Interface: Human fingerprints all over ...
In the midst of the high economic growth and the changes of the nation's industrial structure after the war, many small islands were faced with a decline of their primary industries, mainly agriculture and forestry, and also a marked decrease of population.
A major industry in small islands is the marine industry, but most are very small-scale coastal fishing and fisheries have continued to be a major industry of small islands in Japan, even before the modernization of distribution took place.
In 1955, remote islands enjoyed a peak in population, but since that time, many remote islands suffered a reduction in population so that the population is now half of the 1955 levels.
www.gdrc.org /oceans/akiyama.html   (1907 words)

 Lighthouses of the Izu and Ogasawara Islands
The Izu Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands stretching southward from Tokyo Bay.
Several of the islands, including Izu Oshima, have had recent volcanic activity, and one of them, Miyakejima, had to be evacuated from 2000 to 2005 due to an ongoing eruption.
The lighthouse is built high on a promontory at the northern tip of the island, 25 km (15 mi) east of the Shizuoka coast; there's a great photo of the lighthouse with the mainland and Mount Fuji in the background.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/izu.htm   (1424 words)

Discolored sea surface was observed as far as 20 km W from the island.
After receiving this new, the Japan Coast Guard had inspected this island from the air during 17:38-18:18, and confirmed the rising plume of 200-300 m high from near the summit of Iwoyama.
In the 1902 eruption, the central cone was lost by the eruptions, resulting in the formation of a large crater (800 m long and 300 m wide) in the centeral part of the island.
hakone.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp /vrc/erup/torisima.html   (627 words)

 Izu Islands - Travelfar
The Izu Islands (伊豆諸島 Izu-shotō) are a chain of volcanic islands scattered over several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan.
Izu Oshima — the largest and nearest of the Izu Islands
The islands are covered by a confusing blanket of small airlines.
www.travelfar.com /index.php/Izu_Islands   (138 words)

These islands, strung from north to south in the Pacific Ocean, are warmed by the waters of the Japan Current.
The island's warm winters and relatively cool summers have earned it the nickname "the island of eternal spring." By car, it is possible to make a circuit of the island in about an hour and a half.
The island is fringed with dramatic rock formations, and through the clear blue water one can see the ocean bottom, a dynamic landscape formed by lava flow.
web-japan.org /tokyo/tips/island_tour/island_print/index.html   (1211 words)

 Izu islands: Sunsets and sake - Independent Online Edition > Asia
As evening approaches, we begin to wonder what people on the islands do for entertainment: there are no cinemas or theatres, most islands have no restaurants, and "cow sumo" bouts are a thing of the past.
Accommodation in the islands is dominated by family-run minshuku, which means tatami mats, futons, shared baths and tiny towels.
The Izu islands are served by ANA (00 81 3 5435 0333; www.ana.co.jp), which flies daily from Tokyo to Hachijojima Island and by passenger ferries from Tokyo's Hammamatsucho Pier (about 10 hours).
travel.independent.co.uk /asia/article303937.ece   (1757 words)

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Across the Izu Peninsula is the small resort town of Osezaki, within sight of the summit of snow-covered Mt. Fuji, which rises more than 12,000 feet above sea level.
In brilliant shades of blue and green, the seaweed Callophyllis adnata is abundant in the shallow coastal waters of the Izu Peninsula.
In winter, water temperature may drop to the mid-50s, visibility increases to 40 to 80 feet (even more at offshore islands), but the weather can be less reliable.
www.scubadiving.com /izu_peninsula_japan   (1410 words)

 Nature Running Wild!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Some 70,000 quakes have rattled this Izu islands chain about 120 miles south of Tokyo this summer and a volcano on one of the isles has blown its top, prompting many to wonder if a major quake is about to strike the capital.
``The quake on the Izu island of Niijima (on July 15) was a dangerous indicator of a Tokyo region quake,'' Kyodo news agency quoted Megumi Mizoue, head of a group of professors who advises the Meteorological Agency on earthquake prediction, as saying.
The plates are so large and their movements so complex that many geologists say there is no scientific basis for saying that the rather shallow Izu island events will lead to a cataclysmic disaster somewhere else along the plate.
www.remnantofgod.org /nat-126.htm   (740 words)

 Marimari.com : Japan - Izu Seven
The Izu Seven Islands are comprised of peaks of a submerged volcanic chain that projects out into the Pacific from the Izu-hanto Peninsula.
Located 27km southwest of O-shima Island, this island is the smallest of the seven islands, with a circumference of only 8km.
The island is mainly used to cultivate camellias, thus making it a picturesque place to visit, especially between the months of December and February when the flowers bloom.
www.marimari.com /cONteNt/japan/popular_places/vicinity/izu_seven.html   (406 words)

 Izu Islands (Endemic Birds Areas of the world)
The Izu Islands EBA includes Oshima (which has the highest point at 854 m) in the north and Torishima in the south, and all islands between.
Native vegetation of the islands is subtropical rain forest.
An additional threat on Miyake, to which has been attributed the rapid decline of Turdus celaenops on that island, is predation by weasels Mustela sibirica, which were introduced in the early 1970s and again in 1982 to control rats (Takagi and Higuchi 1992, Moyer 1993).
www.birdlife.org /datazone/ebas/index.html?action=EbaHTMDetails.asp&sid=149&m=0   (687 words)

 Lending Support to Scenic Islands
The Ogasawara Islands Reconstruction Special Measures Law was enacted in 1969 to promote the rapid reconstruction of the island group subsequent to their return to Tokyo Metropolitan Government administration in June of the previous year.
The Izu Islands are constantly buffeted by storms and their sheer shorelines leave scant room for shelter.
Seeking to keep the advancement of isolated islands in line with that of the rest of the nation, the Solitary Islands Development Act was enacted in 1953 to encourage industry and stabilize and improve living conditions.
www.kouwan.metro.tokyo.jp /english/kouwanshisetsu/14.html   (523 words)

 Introduction to Niijima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Niijima is one of the seven major southern Izu Islands, with 24 square km area and 28 km circumference.
Traffic to and from the island is very convenient, while from Tokyo access is possible by airplane, or, more intresting, by ship.
The major neibouring islands are Toshima in the north and Shikinejima and Kozushima in the south.
www.alfcen.com /niijima/intro.htm   (362 words)

 Protura of the Izu Islands
Throughout the survey from November to December 1983, 4,460 proturan specimens were collected from 35 localities in the Izu Islands.
The preset proturan fauna was composed of typical representatives of the warm-temperate region in Japna.
Study on Protura (Insecta) of the Izu Islands.
www.ne.jp /asahi/nakamura/osami/english/izu_e.htm   (71 words)

 Tokyo - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Tokyo also includes two island chains in the Pacific Ocean directly south — the Izu Islands which are almost parallel to the Izu Peninsula, and the Ogasawara Islands which stretch more than 1,000 km away from mainland Japan.
The Izu Islands, to the south, are part of Tokyo.
The Izu Islands are a group of volcanic islands and form part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
www.recipeland.com /facts/Tokyo   (2973 words)

 Nature Running Wild!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was the largest eruption from 2,686-foot Mount Oyama, which dominates the resort island of Miyake, since the volcano ended a 17-year slumber and began stirring last month.
Miyake is one of the largest of the Izu islands, a chain of volcanic islands off Tokyo that stretch 335 miles from north to south.
The Meteorological Agency said the Tokyo earthquake was not related to the quakes or eruption in the Izu islands.
www.remnantofgod.org /nat-146.htm   (609 words)

A beautiful mountainous group of islands, Japan is a multi-faceted country where the modern technological age rubs shoulders comfortably with centuries of tradition.
Most people confine their stay in Japan to the main island of Honshu where there are plenty of sights, including the capital, Tokyo, an enormous sprawling city with 23 wards, 26 cities, 7 towns, 8 villages and the 7 islands of Izu under its metropolitan jurisdiction.
On all these islands the pace tends to be slower and prices are generally lower, while the people seem more receptive to foreigners, for their natural curiosity makes them more open and friendly.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /asia/japan/introduction.html   (611 words)

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