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Manazuru

Situated on Sagami Bay, Manazuru, in southwest Kanagawa Prefecture, is a popular location for water sports, stunning views of the bay and surrounding verdant forests. The town also hosts a well-attended annual festival named Kibune Matsuri which is held at Kibune Shrine every July. 

Manazuru is also home to Arai Castle Ruins Park (Araijoshi-koen) which is surrounded by a bamboo forest and is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in springtime. In the evening the blossoms are illuminated making it super Instagram friendly. 

With a car it's easy to drive down to Cape Manazuru which lies at the tip of the Manazuru Peninsula Prefectural Nature Park and has incredible views of the Izu Peninsula, Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture and Izu Seven Islands. 

The area also has a museum dedicated to the works of acclaimed Japanese artist Kazumasa Nakagawa. This titan of the Japanese and global art world is highly respected and the museum has become a real tourist draw. The museum has a collection of 652 pieces by Nakagawa and affords some beautiful views of the Manazuru Peninsula. 

Trips in Manazuru

Manazuru Peninsula Nature Excursion

Manazuru Peninsula Nature Excursion

Multi day, Western Area
Manazuru Peninsula Cherry Blossom Spots

Manazuru Peninsula Cherry Blossom Spots

Full day, Western Area
Cycle Around Manazuru Peninsula

Cycle Around Manazuru Peninsula

Full day, Western Area
Stroll Along the Sea and Then Dance the Night Away in Manazuru

Stroll Along the Sea and Then Dance the Night Away in Manazuru

Half day, Western Area

Things to do in Manazuru

Ohayashi view park

Ohayashi view park

Western Area
Cape Manazuru

Cape Manazuru

Western Area
Arai Castle Ruins Park

Arai Castle Ruins Park

Western Area
Kibune Shrine

Kibune Shrine

Western Area