Play On Jogashima Island At The Tip Of The Miura Peninsula

On the east side of the island lies Tokyo Bay and Boso Peninsula. On its west side, you can enjoy the Sagami Bay and Izu Peninsula, with a grand view of the Mt. Fuji across the ocean.
Jogashima Island is home for beautiful nature and history, measuring approximately 4 km in circumference.

The east half of the island is a vast prefectural park with pine forests, a picnic ground and observatories where visitors can enjoy spectacular views. From November through April every year, visitors can view Japanese Cormorants (umiu) at Umiu-tembodai observatory.



Umanose Domon (Cave Mouth Like Horseback)
It is a cave mouth created naturally by wave erosion over the years. Its height and width are 8m and 6m, respectively and its thickness is 2m. It is also called Meguri-no-domon and Megane-no-domon (Cave mouth like a pair of glasses).



Jogashima-Todai Lighthouse
The lighthouse was designed by a French engineer, Francois Leonce Verny, and completed in 1870 (Meiji 3). It was completely destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and rebuilt in 1927 (Showa 2). Its height is 11.5m, and it sits on a cliff top at an altitude of 30m, overlooking the vast ocean beneath.



Umanose Domon (Cave Mouth Like Horseback)
It is a cave mouth created naturally by wave erosion over the years. Its height and width are 8m and 6m, respectively and its thickness is 2m. It is also called Meguri-no-domon and Megane-no-domon (Cave mouth like a pair of glasses).

Monument Of Kitahara Hakushu
This monument is engraved with the lyrics of the song “Jogashima-no-ame” (Rain on Jogashima Island) which was composed by the well-known poet, Kitahara Hakushu, when he resided in the Kento-ji Temple of Misaki.

Hakushu is also famous for composing nursery rhymes such as Amefuri (Raining), Pechka (Russian fireplace and oven), Yurikago-no-uta (A song of a cradle). The monument stands beneath the Jogashima-ohashi Bridge.