The best cherry blossom spot in the Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa prefecture. Opened in 1907, this hillside park boasts of around 2000 cherry trees and was selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. The Kinugasa Cherry Blossom Festival (Kinugasa Sakura Matsuri) is held annualy from the end March to early April and the lanterns are lit every evening during the festival.
From the top of the hill, you can view the city of Yokosuka and the Tokyo Bay.
Location: 4-922 Koyabe, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa prefecture
Travel by train: 20 min. walk from JR Kinugasa Station
Purposecherry blossom viewing,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Kinugasa Sta. (about 1km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
I intended to go jogging lightly, but the trail running started.
It is close to the nearest station and has good transportation. But you can't go up by car.
Quite steep slopes • Walk on forest roads.
However, it is said that volunteers are maintaining it, so you can hike comfortably.
The view from the top of the observatory is the best because of the hard work. You can see the cityscape of Yokohama such as Rainbow Bridge in the distance. The branches of the tree are a little in the way, but you can see Mt. Fuji.
3.02 months ago
It should be a place with a nice view, but trees and electric wires may be a slight obstacle.
5.0a year ago
There is a hiking course from the Kinugasa area, and you can go up the mountain path. The road slips after rain, so I want to be careful. There are few people and you can walk while enjoying nature quietly. There is also a rest area where you can climb to the top in about an hour.
3.0a year ago
From the fact that it is located at the top of the park, it is a good observatory in terms of the view of the Yokosuka city area. On the upper floor of the observatory, there is a guide board that shows the direction of Mt. Fuji, so it may be kind to those who have come for the first time. However, if you look from the bottom, you can see only a observatory, and you don't see anyone climbing so much, so I feel a little unnecessarily.
4.0a year ago
It's a great observatory, but there are many things that block it and the scenery is not so good.