VIDEO| Narcissus are fully blooming in Lover’s Island near Yokosuka

Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

VIDEO| Narcissus are fully blooming in Lover’s Island near Yokosuka

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

We are in the coldest time of year, and one might not believe that there are flowers blooming even weather is freezing.  But now is when beautiful narcissus blossoms grace us with their appearance.

To catch some of these early bloomers, head to Jogashima Island, only a short 40-minute drive away from Yokosuka Naval Base. The island is home to over 300,000 lovable white narcissus blossoms in bloom from mid-January through to mid-February.  

This tiny island off the coast of Miura Peninsula’s south end is about four kilometers in circumference, but it is also the largest island in Kanagawa Prefecture. Jogashima is also known as “Lover’s Island” because of its two photogenic lighthouses - the Awasaki Lighthouse on the east end and Jogashima Lighthouse on the west end. Both lighthouses are referred to as the “lighthouses in love” and are an auspicious spot for couples.

Enjoy a great view up on an observation tower near the Awasaki Lighthouse. Here visitors are treated to a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the park, black cliffs, shining blue sea and views of Mt. Fuji and Hakone mountains.

Whether it’s to flower gaze or enjoy a brisk walk with beautiful views, a visit to Jogashima Island is a must this time of year!

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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