Cape Irozaki 石廊崎
Picturesque, rugged coastline on the Izu Peninsula
The Pacific waters have battered the Japanese coast for millennia, carving dramatic shapes in the rocks and inspiring countless artists. Cape Irozaki is the perfect place to experience this part of Japanese culture.
How to Get There
Cape Irozaki is accessible by bus from major train stations.
The nearest station is Izukyu-Shimoda Station on the Izu Kyuko Line. From there, take the bus for Irozaki and get off at Irozaki Ocean Park. It takes about 45 minutes.
The Irozaki Cape Lighthouse has been in continuous use since 1871
The area offers incredible sea views aboard a sightseeing cruise
The southernmost point of the Izu Peninsula juts out into the Pacific Ocean seemingly like the edge of the world. From the top of its jagged, steep cliffs, the views across the open ocean are both breathtaking and humbling. You can clearly see the curvature of the earth, and small islands dot the surface like droplets as sightseeing boats drift slowly by.
The Irozaki Cape Lighthouse stands like a sentinel over the scenery on the cape, a white mast standing proudly on the cliff.
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