Miura City is located in an easy to access area from metropolitan Tokyo and coexists with the sea.
It features a beach along the Miura coast which is one of the largest beaches in the Kanto Region, as well as the broad backdrop of its fishing harbor.
Enjoy the full blessings of the land and sea, including delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets.
In addition to tuna, a specialty of Misaki, all sorts of fresh seafood caught in nearby seas are available in "the Urari fish market". Why not look for your favorite fish in this lively atmosphere? A semi-submersible pleasure ship departs from and arrives here for an enjoyable underwater sea excursion.
Jogashima Prefectural Park
Jogashima is one of the few islands in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is a lush and verdant island located at the southernmost tip of Miura Peninsula, projecting towards Sagami Bay. Jogashima Park occupies the eastern half of Jogashima. Passing through the forest of pines in the park, you will find striking scenery facing the ocean.
Miura Beach Cherry Blossom Festival
Miura Beach Cherry Blossom Festival is the representative event of Miura City, and is held from mid-February to mid-March. Kawazu cherry blossoms characterized by their precocious and large blossoms of deep pink bloom around Miura Beach. During the festival, local products and exclusive seasonal goods are sold in front of Miurakaigan Station, attracting many tourists and shoppers.
Miura Coast Beach
Miura Coast Beach, the largest beach in Miura City, is open to sea-goers from the beginning of July until the end of August. Located within walking distance from Miurakaigan Station, it offers excellent accessibility and is a popular destination for families. A fireworks display is also held here, drawing about a hundred thousand onlookers every year.
Miura Shichifukujin (the Seven Gods of Good Fortune)
Miura Shichifukujin consists of five temples and two shrines in Miura City. Why not make a pilgrimage to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune at New Year’s to pray for a year of good fortune?
Yokosuka is a waterfront city that is representative of Kanagawa Prefecture.
Located at the mouth of Tokyo Bay, it supports the distribution of goods around the Tokyo metropolitan area and serves as the location
for the bases of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Navy.
The city has many recreational spots where people can make contact with the sea, such as "Umikaze-no-Michi" (“Seabreeze Path”) paved along the coastline.
A vermilion-lacquered ferry providing convenient access to Nishikano Shrine and Higashikano Shrine, famous as spiritual energy sites. It also serves as an important means of transportation for people coming and going from the east and west regions of Uraga, which are separated by the harbor. Enjoy the scenic three minute boat ride.
Tsukuihama Tourist Farm
Experience harvesting freshly grown agricultural crops. You can harvest strawberries from January to May, sweet potatoes from September to November and oranges from the end of October to November. Enjoy the blessings of the land not merely by eating them, but also harvesting them with your own hands.
This park has a massive rock, a standing stone of 12 meters in height and about 30 meters in circumference that projects towards the edge of the surf. From time immemorial, this area has been known as a scenic spot and as the place where the famous Ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige Utagawa found inspiration for his art. There is a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji from here, making it popular among cameramen.
Feast your eyes on the "Mikasa", one of the world’s three largest memorial battleships. During the Japanese-Russo War, the "Mikasa" battled against Russia as the flagship of the Japanese Navy’s combined fleet, and won a historically unprecedented triumph in naval battles in the Sea of Japan. At present, it is open to the public as a memorial battleship, and more than 200,000 people visit annually to learn about its history.
Cruise Around Yokosuka Military Port
This is the only cruise that allows tourists to get a close look at the battleships of the U.S. Navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force. The cruise lasts for about 45 minutes. You can learn the names and roles of the battleships, as a professional guide gives a detailed explanation.
Dobuita-dori Shopping Street
Enjoy the unique atmosphere in this area where the culture of Japan and the U.S. fuse together. This street is also a popular tourist spot in Yokosuka, lined with restaurants serving gourmet foods and clothing and general merchandise. In particular, popular gourmet dishes like Yokosuka Navy Burgers and Yokosuka Navy Curry are the talk of the town.
Kamakura City is famous as the home of the Kamakura Shogunate that was established by Minamoto no Yoritomo around the end of 12th century.
In the ancient city of Kamakura, there are many temples and shrines that will fascinate you.
Many people visit this city to stroll in its streets, shop in its stores of fancy Japanese goods, and relax in its cafes.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the symbol of Kamakura, visited by worshippers and tourists from within Japan and abroad. In 1063, Minamoto no Yoriyoshi transferred the spirit of a god worshiped at Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine in Kyoto to Yuigahama. In 1191, the spirit was transferred to its present place and enshrined there by Minamoto no Yoritomo. The original shrine was built by Ienari Tokugawa, the 11th Shogun of the Edo Shogunate, and designated as an important cultural asset of Japan. Seasonal flowers such as cherry blossoms in spring and lotus flowers in summer decorate the landscape with color.
Kotoku-in (the Great Buddha of Kamakura)
Kotoku-in is the only temple in Kamakura housing a Buddha statue that is designated as a national treasure. The Great Buddha sculpture representative of the Kamakura Period is 13.35 meters in height and weighs 121 tons. The inside of the Great Buddha (interior) is hollow and accessible. The precincts of the temple are designated as a historical site of Japan.
Hasedera Temple is dedicated to the Hase Kannon (Deity of Mercy) and contains one of the largest carved wooden Buddha statues in Japan. The Hase Kannon is an eleven-faced kanzeon bosatsu statue 9.18 meters in height. In early summer, about 2,500 hydrangea flowers bloom on the grounds of the temple, and in late fall, the autumn leaves peak in splendid glory.
Experiencing Kamakura Samurai
Facilities in Kamakura City offer tourists a chance to wear a samurai costume and enjoy taking photographs and strolling along the streets. The “Kamakura Experience” that allows you to transform yourself to a historical warlord or ninja and the “Bow Experience” where you can wield a Japanese bow are especially popular among foreign tourists.
Experiencing Kamakura Sculpture
Kamakura sculpture is the traditional craftwork of Kamakura, using Japanese Judas-trees and gingko trees. It is characterized by the harmonized beauty of sculpture and Japanese lacquer, and its origin is said to date back to the Kamakura Period. You can enjoy the experience of sculpturing various patterns in a facility in Kamakura City.
Yokohama City has many tourist hot spots ranging from the exotic to those with a uniquely Japanese atmosphere.
The Minato Mirai area, in particular, features amusement facilities and shopping spots that draw huge crowds.
Sankeien Garden is a Japanese garden that was opened by Sankei Hara, a businessman who was a famous art lover and achieved great success in the silk trade. The site area is a huge 180,000 square meters. Ten of the garden’s buildings, including the three-story pagoda, are designated as important cultural assets of Japan.
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower is a skyscraper that symbolizes Yokohama. It stands seventy floors above ground and is 296 meters in height. From the "Sky Garden" situated on the observation deck on the 69th floor, you can view Mt. Fuji and other locations on a clear day. Shopping at the adjacent Landmark Plaza and watching the 3D projection mapping performances that are presented daily are also recommended.
Yokohama Chinatown is one of the world’s largest, built by Chinese traders who came to Japan with Westerners for commercial purposes after the Port of Yokohama was opened. The streets are lined with many Chinese restaurants as well as facilities displaying the culture and history of China.
CUPNOODLES Museum is an experience-based museum where you can enjoy displays about instant noodles and take part in hands-on activities. In the “Chicken Noodle Factory” and “My CUPNOODLES Factory” in the facility, you can experience the fun of "making noodles by hand" (some programs require reservations).
Port of Yokohama
Port of Yokohama (Yamashita Park/NYK Hikawamaru/Port of Yokohama Osanbashi Pier International Passenger Terminal) At Yamashita Park, you can view Yokohama Bay Bridge and seasonal flowers. The NYK Hikawamaru offers a tour on board the ship. Port of Yokohama Osanbashi Pier International Passenger Terminal serves as the front gate of the Port of Yokohama. Enjoy spending your time in the Port of Yokohama by visiting these three spots.