|Position||12 km to the west of Yakushima|
|Area||35.8 square km|
|Coast extension (ambient)||49.7 km|
|Population density||4.2 people (per square kilometer)|
|Maximum altitude||657 meters (Shin-dake)|
|Terrain||Large undulating mountains|
|Main industry||Fishing industry|
|The population is 140 people (January 2014) .
The clerk of the town hall branch has only one person stationed.
There is no KOBAN (police office branch). An officer is not stationed.
There is no fire department, but islanders have organized a fire brigade on their own.
There is one post office (2 clerks and one part time clerk). It is also serve as a bank.
There is one grocery store and one liquor store. There is no general store.
There is one junior high school and one elementary school. This is a merger school. There are 10 elementary school students, 8 junior high school students, and 10 teachers .
There is no industry and no big company. Islanders are engaged in agriculture and fishing.
It is difficult for islanders to live with only one full-time job with only one island job, so many need second and third jobs. Because almost everyone works multiple job, the islanders lead a difficult life. However, both the young and old islanders are lively.
|Junior high school students in Erabu introduce about Erabu.
Foods and drinks
Deer is very delicious meat. It is little tough. I like Karaage the best of all cooked deer.
Takenoko is very delicious. This grows in May. It is very useful.
Mitake is made from Koganesenngann, a type of sweet potato. Koganesenngan is made by Kuchierabu locals.sake. Mitake is precious sake.
By Takuma Sekiguchi
I'll talk about Erabu's culture. I'll talk about school swimming at first. Usually students swim in the school's swimming pool. But our school doesn't have a pool. So we swim in the sea. The first time, we collect trash on the beach. It was enjoyable. Because the sea has waves. That time we got tanned.
Next, I talk about excursions. We sometimes go no some excursions. For example, mountain, sea and so on. I think schools going to the mountain and sea as a school event are unusual.
By Masatomo Nakao
|Accommodation||8 guest houses||No hotel and inn.|
|Restaurant||No restaurant||Be careful for lunch!|
and gasoline SS
No general store
No super market or convenience store
Only one liquor store.
|Medical care||Clinic of the Municipal:
|Bank||Japan Post Bank||No ATM|
|Post office||one (three clerks)|
|Hot Springs||4 sources|
|Community center||Two centers
Honmura and Yumugi have a community center, each.
|Branch of the town hall||Yakushima-cho branch office
staff: one person
|School||School merger; one elementary school and one junior school
|Power plant||Heavy oil power plant
||~300kw per hour|
|| Calf breeding farm
one Cargo transport company,
8 Guest houses