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Cycling around the Miura Peninsula

Yokosuka, Miura 6h

This is a cycling course going all around the Miura Peninsula.

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Verny Park

A park facing the former Yokosuka Iron Factory whose establishment was contributed by French engineer Verny. In this park, there are beautiful flower beds, a fountain and a western cottage based on French garden design. Best of it all would be the gorgeous rose beds with an estimated 130 species. In spring, the various roses will bloom, making the port landscape more vibrant.

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Kannonzaki Lighthouse

As a pioneer of western culture, Kannonzaki Lighthouse was built in 1869 (Meiji 2) by a French engineer, F. L. Verny, with the current lighthouse being the third generation of its kind. From this lighthouse situated in the scenic Kannonzaki Park, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the boats sailing through Tokyo Bay and the Boso Peninsula on the other side of the coast. There is also a reference...

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Jogashima Lighthouse

The lighthouse was designed by a French engineer, Francois Leonce Verny and completed in 1870 (Meiji 3). The lighthouse collapsed in the Great Kanto Earthquake, so it was reconstructed in 1926 (Taisho 15). The height of lighthouse is 11.5 m and it stands on a cliff top, which is 30 m above sea level. A magnificent scenery spreads beneath the lighthouse.

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Tateishi Park

This park is famous for its beautiful view of the Tateishi coastline, where Mt. Fuji can also be seen in the distance. This scenery was captured by the famous Edo period artist Ando Hiroshige. Today, visitors enjoy walking along the shore, and admiring the view from the park.

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