Jōgasaki Coast – 城ヶ崎海岸
Izu Peninsula, not far from Tōkyō, is a place plenty with nature facing a beautiful sea: it is a sort of paradise where people can enjoy Onsen, among the others. This time we are going to talk about one of its treasures, the Jōgasaki coast!
What’s special about Jōgasaki Coast?
The Jōgasaki coast is easily accessible from the main stations.
Its most exciting spot is of course the walking trail which extends for more than 10 km, located in the eastern part of Izu peninsula: you go through forests, pass aside rocks and cross a suspension bridge. Here you can experience nature and contact with the locals.
Moreover, the Jōgasaki coast offers a beautiful scenery from the sea: you can behold it while enjoying the popular cruises.
How to get to there
Click here to see how to reach Jōgasaki.
We reached the Jōgasaki coast from Izu Kōgen station. In the half of March we went to Izu peninsula from Tōkyō to see the cherry trees. The influence of ocean makes this area a little bit warmer than Tōkyō, so usually the cherry trees bloom one or two weeks before the ones in Tōkyō. In fact, right after exiting Izu Kōgen station we could see some blooming cherry trees in line.
After beholding them, we took the bus to Jōgasaki.
There are small shops where you can have ice creams and snacks there. Among the ice cream flavors, we saw wasabi for the first time: its spicy feature and the creamy milk create a truly strange flavor.
We arrived at Jōgasaki’s shore and entered the forest. The earth level is not very high, but it’s easier to walk while wearing hiking shoes, since some spots are not smooth to walk on. Exiting the forest we could see the ocean right the way, that impressed us. Walking along the sea you came across a long suspension bridge called Kadowakizaki: it is 23 meters long, 48 meters from the water surface.
On the other side there is plenty of rocks: from there, you can take amazing pictures of the scenery, with the ocean on the background, and get close to it. Avoid the slippery rocks and enjoy this paradise!