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Update:March 12, 2014

Miura

Tourist Guide in MIURA

Surrounded by sea on three sides, Miura enjoys excellent fishing and agriculture thanks to its rich natural environment.

It also has many sightseeing spots, including Jogashima's magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, and Miura coast which is popular for sea bathing and recreation.

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Misaki Fisherina Wharf Urari

The wharf is filled with tuna and other fresh fish brought to Misaki Port, and many seasonal vegetables from Miura. The sea tour ship Nijiiro Sakana Go (Rainbow Fish) also leaves from here.

tuna urari

nijiirosakanagou market

  • TEL:046-881-6721
  • From Keikyu-Line (Misakiguchi Sta.), take the bus 20 minutes to Misaki-kou bus stop, then walk 3 minutes/Open all year 9:00-17:00 (Sundays 7:00-17:00), Open in July & August until 18:00 /
  • http://www.umigyo.co.jp/

Miura City Misaki Seafood Regional Wholesale Market (fish market)

Watch high pitched bidding for tuna and other fish (this market is only for watching).

fish market

Miurakaigan beach

This long sandy beach for bathing extends for 1km. People enjoy bathing in summer, barbecuing and seining from spring to fall.

miurakaigan beach

  • 3 minutes walk from Keikyu-Line(Miura Kaigan Sta.)

Jogashima Island

Jogashima is located at the southernmost tip of Miura Peninsula. The Prefectural Jogashima Park is on the island's east side, with magnificent views from its observation tower.

umanosedoumon jogashima

  • From Keikyu-Line(Misakiguchi Sta.), take a bus 25 minutes to Hakushuhi-mae, then walk 10 minutes.

Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park

You can touch dolphins and penguins, and even experience swimming with dolphins at this aquarium (reservation required).

marine park

  • TEL:046-880-0152
  • From Keikyu-Line(Misakiguchi Sta.), take the Aburatsubo bus for 20 minutes. Get off at the last stop (Aburatsubo)/Open 9:00-17:00 /
  • http://www.aburatsubo.co.jp/

Tairyobata (A fisherman's "big catch" flag) industrial arts experience

Tairyobata is a unique part of Japanese culture.Fishermen fly them on their ship to notify the port of a big catch.

tairyobata tairyoubata

  • TEL:046-881-2791(Mitomi Somemonoten)
  • From Keikyu-Line(Misakiguchi Sta.), take the Keikyu-Bus towards Misaki-kou(Misaki Port) for 15 minutes, then get off at Misaki Higashioka bus stop and walk 5 minutes/Unscheduled holidays/
  • http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~m-some/

Chakkirako festival

Chakkirako festival
(country's important Intangible Cultural Heritage/UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage)
The chakkirako festival in Misaki is a traditional event held in Miura City and designated as one of the country's important Intangible Cultural Heritage. Girls aged 5 to 12 perform dances to music holding bamboo sticks(“chakkirako”) and fans. There is no established theory for the origin of “Chakkirako”, but it has been performed in the downtown area as a prayer for good catches of fish since the Edo period. Every year many people visit and take photographs of the festival.

In 30 September 2010, Chakkirako have been added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in UNESCO.
15.January From 10:00
Kainan Shinto shrine precincts (4-12-11 Misaki,Miura-shi, Kanagawa.)
(Approximately 3-minute's walk from last stop on bus bound for Misaki-ko from Misaki-Guchi station(Keikyu Line)

Chakkirako festival Chakkirako festival

Savor & Flavors

Tuna Dishes

tunaThe Miura region has a variety of tuna dishes unique to the area, including some that make unusual use of certain parts of the fish (Miura tuna), tuna cutlets donburi (rice bowl) with sauce, tuna ramen, and more.

Sushi

sushiThis sushi features Misaki tuna and other local fresh fish.

Toroman

toromanThis Chinese-style manju (steamed buns) combines Misaki tuna caught in the Miura area's Misaki Bay with fresh vegetables.

Areas Sightseeing

Misaki/Shitamachi Area

photoThis area constitutes a port town which has long flourished as one of the nation’s leading pelagic fishery bases. Many restaurants in this area compete with each other to attract gourmands from other parts of the country who seek finely cooked tuna dishes. Kainan Shrine is home to a huge 800 year old gingko tree that defies the guardian god of the Miura’s, a clan that reigned over the local people in old days. It is said that this tree was planted by Minamoto-noYoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura Shogunate. In January, a traditional event is held at Kainan Shrine, whilst in April, the Syoku-no-Kami Matsuri – The God of Food Festival is celebrated.

Minamishitaura-machi Area

This area is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the metropolitan region. In summer, many people gather to enjoy bathing at the two beaches; Miura Kaigan and O-ura. Visitors are sure to get excited when they see fireworks that are magnificently set off against the background of the dark night sky in August.

Hasse Area

The sea is usually calm along the coastline that extends Wada Beach and faces Sagami Bay. In summer, Wada bathing beaches are very popular. People who like marine sports can enjoy scuba diving, canoeing and so on.

Aburatsubo Area

Aburatsubo boasts excellent scenery that is formed by three inlets that include Moroiso, Aburatsubo and Kaojiro and three headlands, each of which has its own spectacular scenic elements.

Jogashima Area

Since the inauguration of the Jogashima Bridge in 1960, this area has been one of the most crowded sightseeing spots throughout the year. Jogashima Island is beautifully silhouetted against the sky when viewed from across Misaki Port. This area offers visitors the chance to view splendid green plateau, precipitous cliffs and shores that are home to an array of marine creatures. It is also noteworthy for its flora and fauna. In summer, hydrangeas bloom, whilst Miscanthus sinensis grass is at its best and Ya-e daffodils bloom in autumn and winter respectively. In addition, from November through to March, Japanese Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants and Eastern Reef Herons inhabit this area. 

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