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Discover Thrilling Adventures in the Miura Region of Kanagawa

by Tom Roseveare

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Nestled along the enchanting coastline of Kanagawa Prefecture, the Miura region invites adventure enthusiasts to explore its stunning landscapes and unique experiences. In this article, we'll take you on a thrilling journey through the Miura peninsula, where you can paddleboard in Hayama, create your own flags at Mitomi Dye Shop, and take a memorable horse trek along the picturesque Miura-kaigan beach.

SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboarding) in Hayama

Begin your Miura adventure with a tranquil yet exhilarating stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) session along the shores of Hayama. The azure waters of Sagami Bay provide the perfect backdrop for this water adventure. Hayama is known for its calm waters, making it ideal for beginners and experts alike. Rent a board, receive expert guidance, and glide over the crystal-clear waters after departing from Shin-nase Beach, all while taking in the stunning coastal scenery and a view of Mount Fuji (during cooler months). While out on the water, see if you can spot the Hayama Lighthouse and the Najima torii gate further out, as well as Enoshima on the horizon. SUP allows you to connect with the sea, experience nature up close, and offers an excellent full-body workout.

Making Flags at Mitomi Dye Shop

After your aquatic adventure, embark on a creative journey at Mitomi Dye Shop on Miura’s southern coast. Here, you can try the art of making “Big-Catch Flags” using traditional techniques in use since the Edo Period. These flags were originally made to celebrate the construction of new ships and later came to signify a successful catch when boats returned to port. Nowadays, they are still used to celebrate big events, like marriages and births. Guided by a skilled artisan, you'll have the opportunity to design and dye your own flag. This hands-on experience introduces you to the rich Japanese textile traditions.

Horse Trekking along Miura-kaigan Beach

As the day unfolds, head to the serene Miura-kaigan beach, where an unforgettable horse trekking adventure awaits. Miura-kaigan is known for its pristine shoreline and captivating ocean views. Riding a horse along the beach (or a beach swim in the summer season) allows you to savor the beauty of the coastal landscape while feeling the gentle rhythm of your trusty steed beneath you. Expert guides will accompany you, ensuring your safety and a memorable journey. This unique experience connects you to the natural beauty of Miura in a way that few other activities can.

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