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Kushima (串間市, Kushima-shi) is a city located in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on November 3, 1954.


Kushima City Office
Kushima City Office
Flag of Kushima
Official seal of Kushima
Location of Kushima in Miyazaki Prefecture
Location of Kushima in Miyazaki Prefecture
Kushima is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°28′5″N 131°14′48″E / 31.46806°N 131.24667°E / 31.46806; 131.24667Coordinates: 31°28′5″N 131°14′48″E / 31.46806°N 131.24667°E / 31.46806; 131.24667
PrefectureMiyazaki Prefecture
 • Total294.91 km2 (113.87 sq mi)
 (April 1, 2017)
 • Total18,179
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)

As of April 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 18,179[1] and a population density of 62 persons per km2. The total area is 294.91 km2 (113.87 sq mi).

The city is served by the Nichinan Line of the JR Kyūshū railway system, which links it to the west to Shibushi in neighbouring Kagoshima Prefecture and to the north to the prefectural capital, Miyazaki.

Within the boundaries of the municipality (but some distance from its main built-up areas) lies the island of Kōjima, known for the field studies site of the Primate Research Institute, where studies on wild-living Japanese macaque monkeys are carried out.

Koigaura is a surfing spot in Kushima. Every year, in the summer, surfers from all over the country visit this beautiful place.


  1. ^ "Official website of Kushima City" (in Japanese). Japan: Kushima City. Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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