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Miura City

Introduction: Miura city is located on the southernmost part of the Miura peninsula, which is surrounded by the Tokyo bay, the Sagami bay and the Pacific Ocean. Miura city is situated at 35°08’39” N lat. and 139°37’13” E long. and covers 32 km2.

On January 1, 1955, two towns and one village combined into one city and became Miura city. The population of Miura city as of October 1, 2014 is 45,000 with 17,800 families residing there. Most of the peninsula(the city region) is the plateau of  40 – 60 m above sea level, and small valley-like terrains are intricated there. The highest peak is Mt. Iwado with an elevation of 82.4 m, which is the lowest peak in the whole Kanagawa Prefecture. 37% of the peninsula is vegetable farmland.

City Symbol of Miura: Two tuna fish and two daikon, Miura’s principal products, are used to create the city symbol of Miura. The city flower is Crinum, the city bird is the Japanese Cormorant, and the city tree is the Japanese Black Pine.


Highlights of Miura City:
- History of the Miura Clan
- Natural historic sites such as Moroiso beach whose ocean bed has raised up above the sea by diastrophism (folding and faulting), recognized as a national natural treasure.
- Chakkirako - the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO
- Abundance of nature such as the sea, sky, air and green from Jogashima, Miura Kaigan, and other nature sites.

Miura is a great destination for a day trip from Tokyo/Yokohama and a great place for gourmet food especially tuna. When the weather is nice, driving or taking a walk might be enjoyable as well. Find your way there and enjoy Miura by experiencing all of its splendid nature and history!


Miura Tunanosuke

Profile:
- The tuna which can walk around the land with the magical ancestral armor of the Miura Clan
- Likes to play with the children.
- Lies down and sleeps when it gets tired with its eyes opened.

Origin: The Misaki fishery port located in Miura city

Birth: October 10

Habits:
Go and see the local festivals and other events.
Usually see the sights from the ocean with its friend Mr. Matsuwa- Saba.

Favorites:
- Misaki Tuna Noodle with several local vegetable toppings in it - Try to have vegetables for its own health
- Has no specific likes or dislikes, but it is crazy of melons and watermelons.



The Tuna Cuisine

Around the Misaki Gyokou (fishery harbor), owing to the rich haul of tuna and everyone; mostly families and sailors can easily get fresh tunas, they used to expand many varieties of tuna dishes. Now these dishes were provided at Japanese style hotels and restaurants as the specialty of Misaki.



Tuna Ramen Association

We are a civil volunteer group which maintains the Misaki Tuna rule book, we feature Local food and promote Miura all over the country.

"Rule Book of Misaki Tuna Ramen"
1.A soup which contains stock made of tuna head, bone, meat etc.
2.Topping shall use tuna, however, there is no rule of how to use tuna among shops.
3.It is not recommended to keep the same taste daily. It is recommended to sdjust the taste better and unique daily.
4.Roughly saying, there are two types of Tuna Ramen, the Deep strong flavor type and the Balanced soft flavor type.
5.We "love" Miura of this town and its people .

"Misaki Tuna Ramen Member Shops" Popeye, Botan, Marine Park, Log Terrace, Kourakutei


Tuna Sauce* Katu- Don

The Tuna Sauce Katu-Don was produced under the strong willingness of restaurant owners concerned so as to "make the prosperous Misaki town".
It utilizes the tail part of the tuna caught locally,its price is not expensive, and it taste very nice.They discovered due to its delicious taste customers wanted move.

The tail part contains much string, and is not suitable for sushi, however, by heating, it becomes gelatinized, and becomes like fillet. It is tenderer than fillet, and its taste is plain but delicious.

"Misaki Tuna Fishing Association Member Shop" Uminosachi, Tachiyosi, Kajime, Yugyotei, Shigemiya, Enzeru, Sakuraya

*Katu-Don : A bowl of rice topped with a breaded fried pork cutlet



Misaki Maguro Club (Misaki Tuna Club)

Japan’s first steamed tuna buns, Toro-man (with fatty tuna) and An-to-roman (with sweet bean paste and tuna grains) are specially prepared by chefs of the Misaki Maguro Club with Misaki tuna.

Toro-man (with fatty tuna) is a Chinese-style steamed bun with Misaki tuna and fresh mixed vegetables. The buns are arranged by chefs of the Misaki Maguro Club in the Misaki-way utilizing the secret family skills of the Yokohama China Town.

An-to-roman (with sweet bean paste and tuna grains) is a steamed bun with sesame flavored bean paste specially prepared with grains of Misaki tuna. Tuna grains with sweet bean paste are wrapped in buns and served steamed. Tuna grains taste like nuts in sweet bean paste and, to your surprise, these two flavors go well together. It is a perfect choice as a personal souvenir or as a gift for your loved ones.

Misaki Maguro Club Affiliated Stores and Restaurants: Antenna Shop Urari, Tachibana, Iso, Chiritotechin, Kinodai, Misaki Kairo, Kurobatei, Misakikan Honten, Korakutei, Misakikan Shiten Kyoka, Sakinoya, Muneyoshi
5-3-1 Misaki, Miura, Kanagawa (Urari) TEL:0120-826-390



Miura Daikon Shouchu(Miura Radish Distilled Spirit) "MIURA"

Miura Daikon Shouchu(Miura Radish Distilled Spirits) MIURA is produced by some of our local organization members who share the ideas with hot feeling of "Let’s make a brand new specialty of Miura!". The radish is a high scarcity kind and the member cultivated Miura Daikon by themselves, harvested and brewed. This spirit is a gem , you can enjoy mouth filling taste of sweetness and unique dryness that comes from Miura Daikon.

The member restaurants of “The Miura Edomae Club” serve the spirit “MIURA”.
The liquor stores in Miura city sell the souvenir products.

"Miura Edomae Club Restaurants Members"
Yakitori Ishibashi/Sakana Ryori Matsubara/Iroha Zushi/Zizakana Dining Uokei



The Miura Clan

The Miura Clan flourished in the Miura Peninsula from the Kamakura and Muromachi Period (from around 1185 to 1573). The story surrounding the Miura Clan is a grand drama of sorrow about the pride and obsession of the samurai family.

Miura Yoshiatsu (Dosun) and Miura Yoshimoto, the father and the son, were attacked by Hojo Soun and withdrew to the Arai-jo Castle. The father and son committed suicide in 1516, ending the pedigree of the Miura Clan. The remainders of the clan are said to have thrown themselves into the Aburatsubo Bay, turning the color of the Bay into crimson. The name of the Bay, Aburatsubo (a pot of oil), is said to have come from the view at the time when the bay was filled with the blood of the warriors like a pot of oil.

With close inspection, visitors might be able to see some remembrance of the sad saga of the perished clan in the Aburatsubo Bay or the Arai-jo Castle.