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Jogashima Park

Jogashima Park is located at the Southern tip of the Miura Peninsula. I am the blue dot in Zushi and Jogashima Park is the red marker at the bottom. 


It has been on my list of places to visit for a couple months. We had another glorious spring day that demanded an outdoor exploration. I was able to convince Sonia to go with me and she convinced me we should take the train and bus vice driving. This would be my first Japanese bus experience! 

We met in Yokosuka and headed south on the train and then further south on the bus. Here was a shot from the bus ride. To ride the bus, you can use the same pass that is used to ride the train. You just have to remember to swipe it when you board. We missed that the first time and the driver adjusted our fairs when we exited the bus. 


I forgot to screen shot the trip down, here is the shot from the trip home. 

The grey stops are the bus stops. The bus wasn’t very intimidating after all. Pretty simple. Google Maps once again helped me navigate there and back without issues! 

Jogashima Park was beautiful! The views of the water and horizon were impressive. 


The trails were a combination of pavement, stairs, and dirt. Overall, it was very easy to navigate the park with the many cute signs directing the way. 


Besides the Japanese Seahawks, we also saw the country’s largest earthworm! 


In several places along our hike, the water was so clear! 


Simultaneously, the rock formations made me turn into a little bit of a Science geek on Sonia. She laughed and was a good sport about my teachings. These guys paid me little attention… 

Maybe my favorite picture of the day. 


We continued on our hike to the lighthouse and enjoyed more amazing views and lunch along the way. 


For lunch, we ate ramen and black vanilla ice cream. Whitebait (whitefish) was also a flavor. Gross. Almost as gross as corn ice cream. The black vanilla ice cream was very good. It tasted like vanilla! 


After lunch, we walked around a little more and found more beautiful rocks and a shrine. Also, on a clear day, we would have been able to see Mt. Fuji across the water. 


Finally, one last set of stairs took us up to the lighthouse. 


We shopped at a couple cute local stores as we headed to the bus stop. We wondered if it would be difficult to find the bus…. nope. Not too difficult in the least! 


I am super proud of myself. I can now add “capable of taking the bus” to my Japanese transportation resume thanks to Sonia’s encouragement! 

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4 Comments

  1. sara

    What a beautiful place! Next time…But omg, the whitefish ice cream. Gag.

    • wabisabisole

      Thanks for reading. I don’t understand why the Japanese insist on ruining ice cream. Between fish and corn. What the!?!

  2. Stephanie

    You are quite the photog! I always enjoy your photographs, and they seem to just keep getting better! Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and beautiful photographs!

    • wabisabisole

      Thanks for the compliment and for reading! I love discovering new places and sharing the adventures with you.

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