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Walking famous chery-blossom spots, Araijoshi Park, Manazuru Port and Ohayashi

Western Area 7h45m

This route will take through all the scenic spots on the Manazuru Peninsula.

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Arai Castle Ruins Park

The peaceful park surrounded by a bamboo forest is a place for rest and repose. In spring when the shidare sakura blooms, a sakura festival is held. In the afternoon, enjoy the contrast of pink against green and at night, enjoy the fantastical sight of sakura with illuminations.

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Manazuru Port

This port is a base for the local industries in Manazuru, fishing boats, cargo ships carrying stone materials, and so on. Besides that, there is a fish market nearby where the catch of the day is sold. The Kaijo Togyo (shrine procession in the sea) of the Kibune Festival, an important intangible folk cultural property of Japan, is also held here at the Manazuru Port.

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Kibune Shrine

Kibune Shrine holds annual festival on July 27th and 28th. The shrine is famous for gallant and spectacular Funamatsuri (decorated ship) and is a nationally designated important intangible cultural property.

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Mt Toumyousan

The highest point of the Manazuru Peninsula Nature Park is Mount Toumyousan. As it was once a reed field, it was said that a temple was built to pray for the safety of ships entering the port. Presently, it is covered by large trees such as camphor and chinquapin.

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Cape Manazuru

Drive in to Cape Manazuru located at the tip of the Manazuru Peninsula Prefectural Nature Park. From Cape Manzuru, you can enjoy a view of the Izu Peninsula, Shonan, Boso Peninsula and Izu Seven Islands. The panorama stretching out to the sea is a highlight not to be missed.

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Also known as Kasashima Island, Mitsuishi is famous as a spot to see the first sunrise of the year and is symbolic of the Manazuru Peninsula. In low tides, this mystical place links to the peninsula.

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