Arasaki Park – Sightseeing in Yokosuka’s Nature
Arasaki kaigan is a beautiful rocky coast created by the forces of nature.
The Sunset Hill observatory offers views of Mount Fuji and the Amagi Mountains.
The evening view of Sagami Bay with the silhouette of Mt Fuji in the background is truly spectacular.
|6-5320-3, Nagai, Yokosuka city, Japan
|From the Keikyu Misakiguchi Station, take a bus bound for Arasaki (approx. 30 mins), get off at the Arasaki bus stop then take a 5 minute walk.
Take the Yokohama-Yokosuka Road to the Miura Jukan Expressway and go to the end of the road.
At the end of the road, turn left at the T-junction and go south on Route 134.
Turn right at the ‘Arasaki Iriguchi’ intersection and follow the road for about 10 minutes.
|Open all year round
|Large vehicles 2,000 yen, standard vehicles 1,000 yen
・January, November, December: 8:00 to 17:30
・February to April, October: 8:00 to 18:30
・May to September: 8:00 to 19:30
Free entry on weekdays, except public holidays and during the summer. Charges applied on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and from 20 July – 31 August.
Free parking spaces are available for motorcycles.
｜Exploring the Arasaki Coast area.
Arazaki is a scenic area with a steep, rugged coastline and interesting sights such as the Jumonji-do cave, Bentenjima island and Koumori-anagura cave.
The view of Sagami Bay from Sunset Hill is spectacular.
There are many temples and shrines to visit in the area.
The deck at the top of the hill offers a superb panoramic view of Sagami Bay, with the silhouette of Mt Fuji in the background.
Relaxing on a bench and appreciating the scent of the sea will help you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.
｜Daffodils on Sunset Hill
From mid-January, daffodils begin to bloom on Sunset Hill.
The sunset over the sea and the fresh fragrance of the daffodils creates a poetic atmosphere.
Picnic hill is a circular grassy area surrounded by forest, which makes you forget it is a seaside park. It is ideal for enjoying a packed lunch or picnic.
Soleil Hill is a beautiful park with an atmosphere reminiscent of the Provence region of France.
｜The Maeda Yugure monument
In February 1923, Maeda Yugure and Kitahara Hakushu went to Jogashima, via Misaki, and stayed on their return at the Fujiya Hotel in Nagai.
During this time, they composed a poem, featured in the March issue of “Poetry and Music” and published in 1928 in Yugure’s sixth anthology, “Rainbow (Niji)”.
The poem on the monument,”Staying in Nagai Village”, was selected from this collection.
Located in the eastern part of Sagami Bay, Nagai is Yokosuka City’s largest fishing port.
Every winter in the Ijiri district near the port, nori seaweed is cultivated in ‘nori hibi’ by setting up bamboo poles on the surface of the water and attaching seedlings.