An Ocean Paradise Just an Hour from Tokyo. The Miura Peninsula of Japan

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Miura Coast

Only a short one-hour train ride from Tokyo lies Miura Coast, home to a beautiful, sprawling beach that is one of the longest in all of eastern Japan.

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There's nothing more refreshing than a trip to the beach! I was close to the sea when I lived in Naples, too, and there's just something about that ocean air that fills you with energy. Next time I want to bike all the way to take a bike trip to Jogashima island!

Home Country: Italy
Interests: Soccer (formerly coached youth soccer for Napoli)
Japan conection: Has been living in Tokyo's shitamachi for the past three years. He loves the atmosphere of Old Tokyo!

A beach so beautiful you won't believe it's only an hour from Tokyo

Miura Coast

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city at this beautiful, spacious beach. Featuring fireworks displays and other events, it's a popular summer destination, but travel there in the offseason and you'll have wide, sweeping ocean views almost entirely to yourself. The shoreside paths are perfect for strolling or cycling, and with perfect winds blowing year-round, it's a famous windsurfing site as well, even hosting that sport's World Cup.

Address/Minami-shitauramachi Bishamon, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Getting There/5 minutes on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Enjoy marine sports to your heart's content!

Ocean Pro Shop and BBQ Site S-Ride

With the help of the friendly, experienced staff and specially-designed equipment, even first-timers can enjoy windsurfing, sea kayaking,, and more. Stand-up paddleboarding is also a favorite in recent years. Once you've worked up an appetite, treat yourself to a beachside barbecue!

Address/7-5 Minami-shitauramachi Kikuna, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Fee/Half-day sea kayak rental for 4,000 yen, etc.
Getting There/12 minutes on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Feel the ocean breeze against your face and cycle as you please

Miura Umikaze Bicycle Rental

The roads along the Miura coastline are perfect for cycling, with few traffic lights or cars to get in your way. Many visitors even choose to bike all the way to Jogashima island! All sorts of bicycles are available to rent here, from high-performance road bikes to hybrid bikes, electric-assist bikes, fatbikes that you can ride on the surf's edge, and even electric scooters. Find your perfect bike and enjoy the ride!

Address/3316-4 Minami-shitauramachi Kamimiyada, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Hours/Open 9:00 a.m. every day.
Closing hours vary by season:
(May to August) 6:30 p.m. (September and October) 6:00 p.m.
(November to February) 5:30 p.m. (March and April) 6:00 p.m.
Fee/Hybrid bike rental: 1,200 yen / 3 hours.
Getting There/8 minutes on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Take an enchanting ride along the shore on horseback

Horse Trekking Farm Miurakaigan

For a truly relaxing beachside experience, why not take a ride on horseback? With a truly beautiful location and no rails to fence you in, it's a liberating experience sure to delight both first-timers and experienced riders alike. In the summer, they even offer courses where you and your horse can take a dip in the water together.

Address/1751-3 Minami-shitauramachi Kamimiyada, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Fee/Two-hour beginners' lessons available from 19,500 yen.
Getting There/10 minutes on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Enjoy cherry blossom viewing early!

Miurakaigan Station / Komatsugaike Park

Visit in February or March for the annual Miurakaigan Cherry Blossom Festival. The Kawazu variety of cherry blossoms found here blossom early and stay in bloom for a full month, and their deep pink color is sure to delight all viewers. About one thousand cherry trees stretch out for nearly one kilometer, making for a stunning sight with the brilliant yellow field mustard flowers beside them. Come after dark to see the flowers illuminated for a truly otherworldly sight.

Address/Minami-shitauramachi Kamimiyada, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Getting There/15 minutes on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Discover good food, good drink, and good company at traditional Japanese watering holes

Miurakaigan Drinking Alley

If you want to enjoy the local drinking culture, always a highlight in Japan, it's just a short walk from the station to an alley lined with izakaya (traditional Japanese pubs). Come nightfall, the red lanterns light up, and you need only step through the curtains to find delicious seafood, yakitori chicken skewers, and savory stews that are sure to leave you thirsty for your next drink. Not planning on staying late? Not to worry—many of the establishments are open for lunch as well!

Address/Minami-shitauramachi Kamimiyada, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan
Getting There/1 minute on foot from Miurakaigan station (KK71) on the Keikyu Kurihama Line.

Getting There from Tokyo

From Keikyu Shinagawa station (KK01) , take the Keikyu Kurihama Line approximately 62 minutes to Miurakaigan station (KK71). From there, it is only a five-minute walk to the beach.

For a luxurious stay after touring Miura Beach and the Miura Peninsula, treat yourself to a night at the Hotel Maholova Minds Miura on Tokyo Bay.

Savor a delicious meal of freshly-caught tuna and other fare prepared with only the highest-quality ingredients. The spacious guest rooms all offer a spectacular ocean view, and you can even see Mount Fuji on clear days. This lavish resort hotel offers a wide variety of accomodation plans catering to all guests.