Nakadōri Island

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Coordinates: 32°59′N 129°05′E / 32.983°N 129.083°E / 32.983; 129.083

Nakadōri Island
中通島
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Location of Nakadōri Island in the Gotō Islands
Nakadōri Island is located in Japan
Nakadōri Island
Nakadōri Island
Geography
LocationEast China Sea
ArchipelagoGotō Islands
Administration
Japan
PrefectureNagasaki

Nakadōri Island (中通島, Nakadōri-jima) is an island in the Gotō Islands, Japanese islands in the East China Sea, off the western coast of Kyūshū. The islands are a part of Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan.[1]

History[edit]

Evidence of human settlement in the on Nakadōri Island trace back to the Jōmon period. In the Heian period, the island were used as port of calls during Japanese missions to Tang China.[2]

In August 2004, the towns of Kamigotō, Shin-Uonome, Arikawa, Narao, Wakamatsu merged into a new town named Shin-Kamigotō.[2]

In 2017, the island enjoyed a minor boost in tourism after Japanese idol Neru Nagahama, who grew up in Narao, released a photobook which features parts of the island.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nagasaki, Unzen, Goto Islands, Iki and Tsushima" (PDF). Japan National Tourist Organization. 2007.
  2. ^ a b "新上五島町のあらまし". 新上五島町 (in Japanese). 10 June 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ "長濱ねるさん撮影で脚光 ロケ地紹介のマップで島おこし:朝日新聞デジタル". 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-03-11.