VIDEO| Jogashima Island near Yokosuka

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO| Jogashima Island near Yokosuka

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

The weather is great and the landscape in Japan is changing colors, so fall is one of the best seasons to spend time outdoors.

My wife and I recently visited Jogashima Island, known as “Lover’s Island,” to enjoy the autumn breeze and plentiful sunshine.


Jogashima Island makes for a great daytrip as it is home to a beautiful park and two photogenic lighthouses. This tiny island is off the coast at the top part of Miura Peninsula and, at four kilometers in circumference, is also the largest island in Kanagawa Prefecture.

To get there from Yokosuka Naval Base, it is a short 40-minute drive on the toll-free Jogashima Ohashi Bridge. There are six parking lots available on the island and you can move among the parking lots without additional fee within a day after paying an initial 450-yen fee.

If you are in love, Jogashima Island is a must-see attraction. Don’t miss the current nice autumn weather to check it out!


Jogashima Island

Location: Misakicho, Miura City, Kanagawa Prefecture (a 40-minute drive from Yokosuka Naval Base)

URL (Japanese)

Tel: 046-881-6640


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