Spots in Yokosuka / Miura Peninsula Area

  • Riviera Zushi Marina
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Kotsubo 5-23-9

    Nothing special...just pain old standardized hotel style food. Location is nice but dinning environment is just OK.

  • Jogashima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misakimachi Jougashima
    Jogashima Island is located at the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula. It's the largest natural island in Kanagawa Prefecture. A habitat for Japanese cormorants, pelagic cormorants, and eastern reef herons, it's been designated a prefectural Natural Monument. Jogashima Prefectural Park occupies the eastern half of the island and is known for its daffodils. Many people visit in January when the island holds its Daffodil Festival. Yae daffodils are at their peak during this time, and there are also performances of kaibo jinya drumming and soran-bushi. They sell special items like jinyajiru soup too.
  • Zushi Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Zushi 3-2-33
    The coastline facing Sagami Bay is called Zushi Beach. It's known for its shallow water and calm waves and it gets packed with sea bathers when the hot season arrives. They hold the Zushi Beach Fireworks in summer and a horseback archery event in November. Its monument commemorating the Shintaro Ishihara novel The Season of the Sun is famous. The nearest stations are Zushi Station on the JR Line and Shinzushi Station on the Keikyu Zushi Line.
  • Yokosuka Arts Theatre
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Honchou 3-27
    This theater is in Honcho, Yokosuka City. Their large capacity Yokosuka Art Theater is a horseshoe shaped opera house. Their smaller theater, the Yokosuka Bayside Pocket, features a movable stage that can accommodate multimedia performances. They host events in a wide range of genres, including classical and jazz, as well as concert performances by famous singers. The nearest station is the Keikyu Main Line's Shioiri Station.
  • Tokyo Bay Ferry Kurihama Port
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Kurihama 8-17-20
    The ferry connecting Kurihama in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture and Kanaya in Futtsu, Chiba Prefecture docks here. The ferry takes about 40 minutes one way, and is an easy way to see the sights of Tokyo Bay. There’s also a food court and restaurant in the ferry terminal, where you can try Yokosuka specialties like Yokosuka Navy Curry and Misaki Maguro Nakaochi Bowl.
  • Zushi Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Zushishi Shinjuku 2-chome Chisaki
    A family-friendly beach with calm, shallow waters located a 15-minute walk from Zushi Station. Aiming to be Japan’s safest and most fun beach, during swimming season there are numerous regulations beachgoers must follow. Accordingly, Zushi Beach is perfect for people looking to enjoy a quiet, uncrowded, and laid-back beach. There are free showers, three permanent toilets, and two portable toilets at the beach. There are also numerous beach clubhouses where visitors can rent play equipment and enjoy seafood. Events are also held at the beach, such as Night Wave, a project which illuminates the waves lapping against the shore to create a beautiful and fantastical sight.
  • Sarushima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Sarushima 1
    Located off the city of Yokosuka, uninhabited Sarushima Island is the largest natural island in Tokyo Bay. The city of Yokosuka has set aside most of the island as Sarushima Park, where visitors can enjoy outdoor leisure activities, such as swimming, fishing, and barbecuing. The ten-minute ferry ride to the island leaves from Mikasa Pier.
  • Jinmuji Temple
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kanagawa Zushi-shi Numama 2-1402
    In 724, Emperor Shomu ordered the Buddhist priest Gyoki to carve and enshrine 11-headed Kanzeon, Yakushi Nyorai, and Shaka Nyorai statues here. The temple was founded as a place to pray for the safety of the Emperor, national peace, and the prosperity of the people. During the Showa and Heisei periods, the approach to the temple was improved and the Yakushido sanctuary was renovated. This temple retains vestiges of mountain worship, rare today in Zushi and Kamakura. The temple continues to proclaim the Buddhist teachings today. Its 400-year-old woodland elaecarpus tree has been selected as one of the 100 most important trees in the prefecture.

    薬師堂の御開帳は、33年に一度ですが、毎年煤払いには、開扉されます。煤払いは、毎年12月13日に行われています。

  • Yokosuka Museum of Art
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Kamoi 4-1
    This museum is located in Yokosuka City's Kannonzaki Park. In addition to the various exhibition areas, there is a Mountain Plaza and an Ocean Plaza facing the forest and the sea, letting guests view the ocean or do some forest bathing. The museum annex and the Rokuro Taniuchi Hall displays work by Rokuro Taniuchi, an artist who does the cover of the Weekly Shincho magazine. Events such as art markets and workshops are held from time to time.
  • Kanagawa Prefecutral Kannonzaki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Kamoi 4-1262
    You can reach this park in approximately 35 minutes by taking a bus bound for Kannonzaki from Yokosuka Station on the JR Yokosuka Line. It covers almost all the Kannonzaki Cape that protrudes into Tokyo Bay. Once you arrive, stop by the Park Center to get information on events and attractions. There are facilities for learning while getting close to nature, such as the third Kannonzaki Lighthouse and the greenery enshrouded Yokosuka Art Museum. A wooded playscape, flower garden, and large open area make it fun for everyone from kids to adults. There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal while taking in the view of Tokyo Bay.
  • Mikasa Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Inaokacho 82
    "This municipal history park, located a 15-minute walk from Keikyu Yokosuka-chuo Station, faces Yokosuka New Port and was designed based on the theme of ""water, light, and sound."" One of Yokosuka's top parks, it was selected for inclusion in the 100 Best Historical Parks in Japan list and the Japan's 100 Best City Parks list. Visitors can enjoy such park facilities as a water fountain which shoots jets of water in time with music, a wall fountain, and 18-meter-tall monument, and a murmuring river running through the grounds. The Mikasa, a battleship used during the Russo-Japanese War, is preserved as a memorial at the wharf in the park, and visitors can view historical artefacts from the time it was in service inside the vessel."
  • Urari Marche Fish Market
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misaki 5-3-1
    This fresh food center is located in Misaki, Miura City. Their Urari Marche offers fresh local fish like Misaki tuna and vegetables grown by city farmers. They have floating fish ponds, rental boats, and the sightseeing boat Niji-iro Sakana-go so guests can enjoy the sea around Misaki. Many people visit for concerts held in the public Seaside Hall.
  • Kurihama Flower Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Shinmeichou 1
    A municipal park located in Shimmei-cho, Yokosuka City. A famed destination for flowers in the metropolitan area, facilities such as the cosmos and poppy gardens make use of the natural terrain. In addition to being able to enjoy seasonal plants in areas like the herb garden and tree garden, visitors can also play in the park's Adventure Land playground area. There're also facilities for adults to enjoy, such as park golf, foot baths, and more.
  • Umikaze Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Heiseichou 3-23
    This is a port-side green area in Yokosuka City. It has sports facilities like mountain biking courses, wall tennis courts, and basketball courts. You can have a barbecue at the park and it's a great spot for enjoying the outdoors. Because of its seaside location, visitors can get a good view of Sarushima Island and Tokyo Bay from the grounds.
  • Yokosuka Onsen Yura no Sato
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kanagawa Yokosuka-shi Mabori Kaigan 4-1-23
  • Tateishi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Akiya 3-5
    This park is located in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa. Renown for is beautiful scenic views, one can see Tateishi and Sagami Bay. The sunsets are particularly beautiful and attract many visitors. This site has been awarded many designations including being one of Kanto's Fureai Paths, Kanagawa's Top 50 Scenic Sites, one of Yokosuka's Top 100 Sights, and Yokosuka City citizen's cultural heritage.
  • Misaki Fish Market
    Shopping
    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Misaki 5-245-7
    A fish market located in Miura City. Officially known as the Miura City Misaki Marine Products Regional Wholesale Market, most people just call it the Misaki Fish Market. Boasting one of the greatest intakes of tuna in Japan, visitors can watch the frozen tuna auctions which take place here from the viewing gallery on the second floor. There's also a diner on the market grounds where you can eat dishes made with fresh seafood and local vegetables.
  • Miura Kaigan Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Miurashi Minamishitauramachi Kamimiyada
    This beach is located Kamimiyada, Minamishitaura-machi, Miura City, and is open from the end of June to late September. During the beach season, a beach sports facility “Sammy Beach Field” is set up, and a music event “Otodama Sea Studio” is held, bringing in lots of beach visitors and energy. In late August, the “Miura Coast Noryo Matsuri Fireworks Show” is held.
  • Verny Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Shioirichou 1-1
    This rose garden is in Shioiri-cho, Yokosuka City. It features French style flower beds and fountains in a garden with about 1,400 rose bushes. The sea side board walk has benches and is a popular spot for dates. The name comes from Leonce Verny, a French engineer who had a hand in designing the Yokosuka Ironworks on the far shore.
  • Arasaki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kanagawa Pref. Yokosukashi Nagai 6-5320-3
    This park, along the Arasaki Beach, is located in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa. Along the hiking path formed naturally with boulders, one can see the scenic views of Miura Peninsula. Arasaki Park has various hills and points from which beautiful scapes can be enjoyed. The Yuhi no Oka provides a view of Sagami Bay, then there is the Picnic Hill, and the Shiokaze no Oka, meaning sea breeze hill, which is one of Kanagawa's top 50 Scenic Sites.

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Kanagawa prefecture acts as an extension of the Tokyo metropolis that spills over into coastal towns, most notably Yokohama city, heavily populated and known for its Chinatown and seaside attractions. Just the right distance for a day trip out of Tokyo, Kanagawa is home to some of Tokyo's most accessible beaches, including around Kamakura, best known for its Big Buddha. Visitors can also travel a little farther afield for a weekend at Hakone onsen town.

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