At sunset, the sea, sky, and cliffs turn red, creating a romantic atmosphere.
The southern Izu area is characterized by the blueness of the sea and good transparency even in the Izu Peninsula. Since it faces both Sagami Bay and Suruga Bay, there are many restaurants where you can eat fresh sashimi and local gourmet maps are published.
Activities such as snorkeling and sea kayaking are also available. In addition, there are “Hirizo Beach”, a secluded area that can only be reached by ferry, and “Aiai Misaki” and “Ryugu Cave”, which are renowned as scenic spots in Minamiizu. One of the attractions is that there are many places that often appear on TV travel programs. At the Shimoda Underwater Aquarium floating on the sea, you can have a valuable experience by holding an event where you can swim with dolphins.
One of the most popular spots in Minami Izu, along with Yumigahama Beach and Cape Irou, is Cape Aiai, located in Oku Irou, west of Cape Irou. The official name of “Aiai Misaki” is written in Chinese characters, but it is widely known as “Aiai Misaki” in hiragana letters.
Aiai Misaki has a rest house, parking lot and observation deck. The observatory overlooks Okuirou and Ohne Island and is popular as one of the best observation spots in Minamiizu. The magnificent scenery spreads out during the day, but especially at sunset, the sea, sky and cliffs turn red. The place where the sunset sinks into the horizon with silhouettes of various islands large and small floating in the sea is attractive.
Introducing access to “Aiai Misaki”. Take the Japan Railway Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo Station to Atami Station. At Atami Station, transfer to the Japan Railway Ito Line, go to Ito Station, and transfer to the Izukyu Line. From “Izukyu Shimoda Station”, take the bus to “Irozaki Lighthouse” and get off at the last stop. From there you will arrive at your destination in about 20 minutes on foot.
If you rent a car at “Izukyu Shimoda Station”, it will take about 30 minutes.
Charms and Highlights of Cape Aiai
The surrounding area is colored in red, creating shadows on the islands and coastline.
Izu is a popular tourist attraction with good accessibility possible from the city center of Tokyo on a day trip. This peninsula overlooking the Pacific Ocean is packed with a wide variety of superb scenic spots full of charm of nature.
At the southernmost tip of Izu Peninsula, “Cape Aiai” is a scenic spot located along the coastline along Route 16. In the vicinity, Izu-like distinct cliffs and small islands spread out against the majestic Suruga Bay. Because there are many strong winds due to being along the seashore, the place where the waves hit the rocks and break down, raising the splash is also one of the highlights.
The spectacle seen from the observation deck of the cape parking lot is the scenery where white waves stand from the cliff during the day, the area dyed in madder when the sun goes down, creating a shadow on the islands and the coastline and fantastic beauty emerges.
If you visit by car, the sunset time zone is recommended. The shining sea surface illuminated by the sunset, and the rock which makes shade by receiving light are exceptionally beautiful.
This place is also the southernmost point of the Izu Peninsula, so it is also known as one of the best spots to observe the starlit sky. If the weather is good, you can see the Milky Way when you look up at the sea in the summer. This is the best place as a dating spot in the evening.
There is no other fantastic beauty than this place
The “Cape Aiai” in Irozaki at the southernmost tip of the Izu Peninsula. From the cape surrounded by tropical vegetation characteristic of southern Izu, you can see the cove of Irozaki, where small islands line up.
Although the complexity of the coastline in Nishiizu is famous, in the complexity of the rocky place, here is Isorozaki is more complex. The sea of cerulean blue, the splashed white that strikes the rock, the green covering the top of the rocky field, the sand beach which can be seen from the gap, there is no other fantastic beauty that the very picture of superb view.
The beauty of the setting sun is known nationwide
The Cape Aiai is one of the most famous capes in Minamiizu (south part of Izu Peninsula).Formally, it is called “Okuiro-Ohne Tenbojo” (Ohne observation deck of Okuiro), a rest house and parking lot etc are in place. From the observation deck, you can see Okuiro and Ohne Island and it is popular as a leading view spot in Minamiizu. In particular, the beauty of the setting sun is known nationwide, so many people visit at sunset time.
The magnificence is worth seeing
The complicated coastline in Minamiizu, etc. can be seen from the observatory. The magnificence is worth seeing. If the weather is nice, you can see the wild monkey inhabiting the Ohne island which is located in the front of the observatory.
The Izu Peninsula is the best sunset place in Japan
The best time to see of the scene is the evening. It is said that the Izu Peninsula is the best sunset place in Japan.
The sunset seen from the Cape Aiai is exceptionally spectacular. Many tourists are always being prepared for the photo opportunity.
Enjoy the swimming with a feeling like a private beach
The landscape overlooking the cape is also a masterpiece. The coastline descending the cliff is used as a beach in the summer, and you can be picked up from a nearby port by boat. Since it is impossible to get off by yourself, you can enjoy the swimming with a feeling like a private beach. How about swimming under a cliff?
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Address:||Iruma Kamogun Minamiizucho, Shizuoka 415-0312 Japan|
|Access:||Izukyuko-sen Line “Shimoda-eki” Station (30 minutes by car)|
|Tel:||(+81) 558-65-1155 (Geopark Visitor Center)|