Niijima village consists of Niijma, Shikinejima and the other uninhabited islets. Niijima, which is located about 150 km south of Tokyo metropolitan area, is a narrow island formed within the range of two volcanos, Mt. Miyatsukayama on the north and Mt. Mukaiyama on the south. Shikinejima is an island with terracing, located about 6 km south of Niijima. It is formed of rhyolite mainly, and the ria coastline also has Pinus thunbergii forests.
Area & Coordinates
2,686ha 34°22′N 139°16′E
A1, A2, A4ii
National Park, Wildlife Protection Area (Local)
Larus crassirostris, Columba janthica, Otus lempiji , Ninox scutulata, Monticola solitarius, Turdus celaenops, Cettia diphone, Parus varius, Zosterops japonicus
Calonectris leucomelas, Butastur indicus, Apus pacificus, Locustella pleskei, Phylloscopus ijimae, Synthliboramphus wumizusume
Phalacrocorax capillatus, Falco peregrinus, Anthus spinoletta, Emberiza variabilis