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Posts tagged jogashima

8 years ago…

Rocks and shells from Japan

We got on a train in central Tokyo and ended up on Jogashima. This part of the beach was incredibly colorful.

Kainan Jinja (海南神社) daisies


My random, desktop image of the day is from six and a half years ago. I took this in Miura City (三浦市) near Jogashima.

Children’s Day

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鯉幟 on こどもの日 (May 5)

Carp streamers (鯉幟) have been flying in Japan for a couple weeks in preparation for today, kodomo no hi. Children’s Day (子供の日) is a national holiday, and these decorations are put up, in part, for good future and in the hope that kids will grow up healthy and strong.

View from bridge crossing over to Jogashima

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Boat between Miura and Jogashima

The birds of Jogashima

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Birds flying over Jogashima, Japan

A nice, little, day trip from Tokyo (or Yokohama) is Castle Island or Jogashima (城ヶ島). You won’t find any Japanese castles here, but you will likely encounter many birds.

Jogashima 城ヶ島

城ヶ島 安房埼灯台

For Tuesday of Golden Week we decided to follow Walk #36, Jogashima Park, in A Flower Lover’s Guide To Tokyo. May isn’t the right time for any of the suggested flowers (narcissus in January and February, hydrangea in June, and nokanzo wild day lilies in July), but we saw lots of flowers and had a great time anyway. I wouldn’t suggest going during Golden Week or on a Sunday, as things can be crowded. A weekday would be really nice though.

The above photo is of one of the two lighthouses on the island, Awazaki Lighthouse (安房埼灯台).

南岸 城ヶ島

The above picture is of the southern shore.

On the train on the way home we saw a train advertisement for a special pass. I’m not sure if it was a permanent offer or short-time deal, but be sure to check with Keikyu (京急) if you decide to visit Jogashima. We paid about 2,900 yen each for round-trip transportation from Tokyo. The package was for about the same price; we could have had the train paid for, unlimited bus rides (which can run up to 400 yen each), a meal (featuring the area’s famous raw tuna (maguro)), and an onsen soak.

They also had a burger deal from Tokyo to Yokosuka which would be a great deal if you needed to go to Yokosuka from Tokyo anyway.