Cape Manazuru

Sightseeing information about Cape Manazuru in Japan.


Cape Manazuru (Manazuru Misaki)3.3

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Cape Manazuru is a cape located at the tip of the Manazuru Peninsula, in the south part of Kanagawa Prefecture which is made of lava from the Hakone Volcano when it erupted about 150 thousand years ago. From the cape, you can view Izu Oshima Island and Hatsushima Island on sunny days. The area is surrounded by a primeval forest with gigantic trees and there are four promenades provided so you can take a walk in the forest. 500 meters off from the tip of the cape, the Mitsu-ishi (Three Rocks) with a sacred rope can be seen among sea and you can reach the boulders from the beach by walking on the sandbar with small rocks during low tide.

Purposeocean & beach,nature,Nature & Wildlife,sightseeing
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5.04 weeks ago

The endless blue Sagami Bay that stretches beyond three large rocks, sometimes streak clouds when looking up, and sometimes cumulonimbus clouds, but there is nothing to block the blue sky.
You can see such a wonderful view just a short walk.
This is a scenic spot that visitors to this region should definitely visit.
However, when the sea is rough due to a typhoon, the waves are rough and dangerous, and New Year's Day is very crowded, so it is better not to go.

4.010 months ago

Cool rock formations at the beach. Twin/couple rock formation further at sea connected to the beach by other rocks. Can be crossed during lowtide.

Probably a good spot for long exposure photography during dawn or in the evening.

4.0a month ago

Cape Manazuru is part of the Manazuru Peninsula Prefectural Nature Park and when the weather is clear, offers wonderful views of the Izu Peninsula, Boso Peninsula (Chiba Prefecture), and the Izu Seven Islands.

Cape Manazuru offers several attractions including a seashell museum, gift shop, cafes, coastal and forest walking trails, camping, fresh seafood, scuba diving schools, boat tours, and more.

My photo shoot at Cape Manazaru was focused primarily on Mitsuishi, a group of 3 large rocks just off the coast of the cape. The two larger rocks (sea stacks) are united by a shimenawa rope, and if you walk out to the rocks during low tide, you can also see a red torii gate on the larger rock. Although the Mitsuishi rocks are not as famous as the Meoto-Iwa, or the Married Couple Rocks, in the sea off Futami in Mie Prefecture, the Mitsuishi rocks are still a very popular destination to visit on the morning of New Year's Day to watch the sun as it rises from under the rope between the two rocks.
Check out my Pix4Japan YouTube channel for footage I took at this location: Seascape Photography in Japan: "Cape Manazuru in Kanagawa Prefecture"

4.011 months ago

Beautiful place, the only thing that ruins it is how much garbage there is on the beach, it is heart breaking.

5.011 months ago

Very beautiful for a sunrise! Just be careful which path you take!

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