Miura City is located in an easy to access area from the city center and coexists with the sea.
It encompasses 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.
You will enjoy the full blessings of the land and sea including delicious seafood and spectacular sunsets.
Not only tuna, a specialty of Misaki, but also fresh seafood caught in nearby seas are available in “Urari.” Why not look for your favorite seafood in this lively atmosphere? A semi-submersible pleasure ship departs from and arrives here for an enjoyable underwater sea troll.
Jogashima Prefectural Park
Jogashima is one of the few islands in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It is a green island located at the southernmost top of Miura Peninsula and projecting towards Sagami Bay. Jogashima Park occupies the eastern half of Jogashima. Passing through the forest of pines in the park, you will find unique scenery facing the ocean.
Miura Beach Cherry Blossom Festival
Miura Beach Cherry Blossom Festival is the representative event of Miura City that is held from mid-February to mid-March. Kawazu cherry blossoms characterized by their precocious and large blossoms in deep pink bloom around Miura Beach. During the festival period, local products and limited time merchandise are sold in front of Miurakaigan Station attracting many tourists and shoppers.
Miura Coast Beach
Miura Coast Beach is the largest beach in Miura City from the beginning of July until the end of August. Located within walking distance from Miurakaigan Station, it offers excellent accessibility and is a hot spot for families. A fireworks display is also held here and draws about a hundred thousand onlookers every year.
Miura Shichifukujin (the Seven Gods of Good Fortune)
Miura Shichifukujin consist of five temples and two shrines in Miura City. How about making a pilgrimage to the Seven Gods of Good Fortune at New Year’s to pray for a year of good fortune.
Yokosuka City is a waterfront that represents Kanagawa Prefecture,
located at the mouth of Tokyo Bay supporting the distribution of goods in the Tokyo metropolitan area and serving 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” paved along the coastline.
Ferry in Uraga
This ferry is a vermilion-lacquered ferry best for coming and going to Nishikano Shrine and Higashikano Shrine that are famously known as power spots. It also serves as an important means of transportation for people coming and going from the east and west of Uraga that is separated by the harbor. Enjoy the scenic three minute boat ride.
Tsukuihama Tourist Farm
Experience harvesting agricultural products. You can experience harvesting strawberries from January to May, sweet potatoes from September to November and oranges from the end of October to November. Enjoy blessings of the land by not only eating but also experiencing a harvest.
This park has a massive rock, a standing stone of 12 m in height and about 30 m in circumference that projects towards the edge of the surf. From time immemorial, this area has been known as a scenic spot and also known as a land where Hiroshige Utagawa, Ukiyoe artist, found inspiration for his art. There is a commanding view of Mt. Fuji from here, and it proves popular among cameramen.
“Mikasa,” one of the world’s three largest memorial battleships During the Japanese-Russo War, “Mikasa” battled against Russia as the flagship of the Navy’s combined fleet, and established its 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 the history of the Mikasa.
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. Cruising time is about 45 minutes. You can learn about the names and roles of 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, Yokosuka Navy Burgers and Yokosuka Navy Curry are the talk of the town as popular gourmet dishes.
Kamakura City is famous as the land of the Kamakura Shogunate that was opened 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 Japanese fancy goods and relax in its cafes.
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine
Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine is the symbol of Kamakura where worshippers from within and without Japan visit. 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 provide added color such as cherry blossoms in spring and lotus flowers in summer.
Kotoku-in (the Great Buddha of Kamakura)
Kotoku-in is the only temple that has a Buddha statue designated as a national treasure in Kamakura. The Great Buddha Buddhist sculpture representative of the Kamakura Period is 13.35 m in height and 121 t in weight. 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 is one of the largest carved wooden Buddha statues in Japan. The Hase Kannon is an eleven-faced kanzeon bosatsu statue 9.18 m in height. In early summer, about 2,500 hydrangea bloom in the grounds of the temple, and in late autumn, autumn leaves peak in splendid glory.
Experiencing Kamakura Samurai
Some facilities in Kamakura City offer tourists a chance to wear a samurai costume and enjoy taking photographs and strolling along the streets. “Kamakura Experience” that allows you to transform yourself to a historical warlord or ninja and “Bow Experience” that uses a Japanese bow are popular among foreign tourists.
Experiencing Kamakura sculpture
Kamakura sculpture is the traditional craftwork of Kamakura using Japanese Judas 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 spots ranging from the exotic to a pure Japanese atmosphere. Especially,
in the Minato Mirai area, there are amusement facilities and shopping spots crowded with many people.
Sankeien Garden is a Japanese garden that was opened by Sankei Hara, a businessman who was a famous art lover and achieved success in silk trade. The site area is a huge 180,000 m2. Ten buildings out of all the buildings in the garden, including the three-story pagoda, are designated as important cultural assets of Japan.
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Yokohama Landmark Tower is a skyscraper that has 70 floors above ground and is 296 m in height and is a symbol of Yokohama. From “Sky Garden” situated on the observation floor on the 69th floor, you can view Mt. Fuji and other locations on a clear day. Shopping at the adjacent Landmark Plaza and watching projection mapping that is presented daily are also recommended.
Yokohama Chinatown is one of the world’s largest Chinatowns 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 that display the culture and history of China.
CUPNOODLES Museum is an experience-based museum where you can enjoy displays about instant noodles and hands-on experience 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) Yamashita Park where you can view Yokohama Bay Bridge and seasonal flowers. 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.