We did a day trip to Misaki-guchi, which is at the tip of the Miura Penninsula. It's famous for Tunas is a popular tourist spot as it only takes about an hour by car from Tokyo. But yesterday, the middle day of a 3 day holiday, it was crazy and it took 3 hours! We planned on having lunch there, but by the time lunch was served it was 3 o'clock! So if you are heading there on a holiday or weekend, make sure to start early and head back early, or take the train.
If you are going by train, be sure to get the Misaki Maguro Kippu (The Misaki Tuna Ticket) issued by The Keikyu Line This ticket includes a round trip ticket from any station on the Keikyu Line, one day bus pass and lunch at the participating restaurants, and an admission fee to the major attractions such as the Aburatsubo Marine Park, hot springs, boat ride and cycling. It's a good deal as the return ticket from Shinagawa itself costs nearly 2000yen, but this Package is a little over 3000 yen and that is bus pass, lunch and admission fee included.
Also visiting the fish market, we headed to the Jogashima Island, just off the tip of Misaki Harbor. It is a great place to have a picnic as the grass area is well maintained and you can also go down to the beach where the rocks have formed a beautiful scenery over the long years that it has been exposed to the waves. Actually I came here for my geology field trip in high school. My sons spent a long time there looking for crabs, a great place for kids.
I'm Miyuki and I teach Japanese Home cooking at my home in Tokyo.