The Jogasaki Coast is a rough coastline in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The coast is about 9km long and makes for some powerful scenery. The area around the Jogasaki Coast is full of spots where you can enjoy spectacular views, such as lighthouse observation decks, suspension bridges, and hiking trails. Why don't you go to the Jogasaki Coast and check out its many highlights?

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The Jogasaki Coast in Ito City, Shizuoka

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The Jogasaki Coast in the southern part of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a jagged coast with a total length of about 9km. Mt. Omuro, a symbolic landmark of Ito city, erupted about 4000 years ago and lava flowed into the sea. The cliffs formed by the lava were then eroded into the cliffs we see today, several tens of meters high. The coastline is lined with these cliffs and you can see where the cliffs fold in on themselves in an intricate pattern.

Highlights of the Jogasaki Coast

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The area around the Jogasaki Coast is full of various attractions such as suspension bridges, capes, lighthouses, and hiking courses that can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.

Superb View of the Jogasaki Coast from the Kadowaki Lighthouse

The Kadowaki Lighthouse is a lighthouse with a height of 24.9m above ground. There is a first observatory (indoors) with a capacity of 30 people at 17 meters above ground, and a second observatory with a capacity of 60 people at 4 meters above ground. On a clear day, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Izu Shichito islands and the Amagi Mountains. Entrance is free, so we recommend giving it a visit.

 Enjoy the Thrill of the Jogasaki Coast's Cliffs on the Kadowaki Suspension Bridge

The Kadowaki Suspension Bridge is a 48m long and 23m high suspension bridge. From the suspension bridge, you can see a superb view of the Jogasaki Coast. Why not experience the thrill of the cliffs?

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The Jogasaki Coast's Hiking Courses

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The Jogasaki Coast is dotted with about 80 capes and 20 reefs. On the plateau, where the virgin forest stands, there is Japan's biggest bayberry shrub colony, and you can see creatures such as hares and rock swallows. Paths that take advantage of the natural landscape, such as hiking trails and nature research paths, have been created, and you can see seasonal plants as you walk along them. In June, the hydrangea that grows naturally along the Jogasaki coastline colors the promenade, and in July you can enjoy beautiful summer flowers such as lilies.

Access to the Jogasaki Coast from Tokyo by JR

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To access the Jogasaki Coast from Tokyo, take the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (about 75 minutes) and gets off at Atami Station. Transfer to JR (approx. 65 minutes) and get off at “Jogasaki Kaigan Station”, from there, it's approximately 25 minutes on foot.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Jogasaki Coast
  • Street Address:Futo, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Access:Tokyo Station → [Shinkansen] 75 minutes → Atami Station → [JR] 65 minutes → Jogasaki Kaigan Station… 25 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi :Unavailable
  • Language:Only Japanese
  • Ticket:Free
  • Credit cards:No Credit Cards Accepted