Jogashima Ferry

The Keikyu Misaki Maguro Pass includes the train pass from Tokyo, a meal in Misaki and a leisure activity. A visit to the onsen, renting a bicycle and purchasing crafts are some of the activities included. We elected to use our pass for a ferry ride connecting the port of Misaki to the island of Jogashima. The ferry ride only lasts several minutes, but is definitely a more pleasant way of heading to Jogashima compared to taking the bus or walking on the bridge linking Misaki and Jogashima.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Miura-shi
District : Misaki
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East Jogashima

On the eastern side of Jogashima island is located the Jogashima Prefectural Park which features beautiful gardens and scenic views. Not too far to the southwest of the park, on the sourthern coast of the island, you will find an impressive piece of rock (Umanose-doumon) with a big hole in it. Starting from this unusual rock formation, one can enjoy walking along the coast all the way to the western side of Jogashima island.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Miura-shi
District : Misakimachi Jōgashima
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West Jogashima

On the western side of Jogashima island is located a beautiful white lighthouse. Designed by a French engineer, it is one of the oldest of western style in Japan. Sadly, the original was damaged during the great Kanto earthquake but was rebuilt in its present form. This side of the island also features a small market street where several restaurants and gift shops are located. The main attraction of Jogashima is without a doubt its beautiful coast. The many visitors who walk or fish on this side of the island are always under the eagle’s watchful eyes.

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Area : Kanto area
Prefecture : Kanagawa-ken
City : Miura-shi
District : Misakimachi Jōgashima
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Chinenmisaki Park

The Chinenmisaki park is located to the southeast of the main island of Okinawa. The park is popular among tourists because of the impressive view of the coast – it is a great place to take panoramas. The visit of the park does not take too long and can be easily combined with the sacred site Sefa Utaki located nearby.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Nanjō-shi
District : Chinen
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Cape Zampa Lighthouse 

Cape Zampa is located on the western coast of Okinawa. At the cape’s end is located a white lighthouse open to the public. After climbing the winding and narrow staircase all the way to the top, one can enjoy an amazing view of the coast from the balcony encircling the top of the lighthouse.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Yomitan-son
District : Uza
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Kayauchi Banta Viewpoint

If you happen to drive past the northernmost part of Okinawa island, I suggest stopping by the Kayauchi Banta viewpoint. Why? You simply will get an amazing view of the coast of Okinawa. This single photo will convince you. 

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Area : Kyushu area
Prefecture : Okinawa-ken
City : Kunigami-son
District : Ginama
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Kouri Island Bridge

Kouri Island is connected to the main island of Okinawa by a long bridge that stretches over a beautiful blue ocean. Parking lots are located at the two ends of the bridge. I recommend parking at the one on the main island and crossing over to Kouri island using the bridge’s walkway. A small farmer’s market and a beach are located on Kouri island near the end of the bridge.

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