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Yakushima

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Things to do: nature, sightseeing, baths
屋久島町(やくしまちょう)は、鹿児島県大隅諸島の屋久島および口永良部島全域を行政区域とする町。2007年10月1日、熊毛郡の屋久町と上屋久町が合併して発足した。地理屋久島および口永良部島全域を行政区域とする。川:宮之浦川・永田川・安房川・小楊子川・鯛ノ川・栗生川山:宮之浦岳・モッチョム岳・永田岳・栗生岳・翁岳・安房岳・投石岳・黒味岳・割石岳・七五岳・国割岳・愛子岳ダム:尾立ダム(別名・荒川ダム)地名旧上屋久町一湊楠川口永良部島小瀬田志戸子永田宮之浦吉田旧屋久町安房尾之間栗生小島中間原平内船行麦生湯泊歴史文献に表れるのは中国の歴史書『隋書』大業3年(607年)煬帝の代に「夷邪久国」の記述が見えるのが最初で、屋久島の事と推定される。日本では『日本書紀』推古天皇24年(616年)に掖久(やく)人30名が帰化した、とあるのが初出。安土桃山時代には豊臣秀吉の命によって屋久杉が運ばれ建材に採用される。江戸時代(宝永5年)1708年、鎖国政策の中でイタリア人司祭のジョバンニ・シドッチが侍の変装で屋久島に上陸。本土に送られ新井白石による『西洋紀聞』の元となる。 2007年(平成19年)10月1日 - 熊毛郡上屋久町・屋久町が合併し発足。
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