Lying at the eastern half of the island is Jogashima Prefectural Park, a scenic spot featuring the beautiful contrast of preserved greenery against rough rocky terrain. From the park you have the magnificent vista of Mount Fuji, Hakone Volcanic peaks, Boso Peninsula, Sagami Bay, Izu Oshima Island, Izu Peninsula and Tanzawa Mountains. The island is known for its 300,000 bulbs of double daffodils that bloom in the dead of winter. It is also home to a large number of water birds such as Japanese cormorants (Phalacrocorax capillatus), pelagic cormorants and eastern reef herons; their habitat is preserved as a Natural Monument of Kanagawa Prefecture. Near the habitat is a monument bearing the poem Jogashima no Ame (”The Rain of Jogashima”) by Hakushu Kitahara, an arch-shaped rock formation and Jogashima Lighthouse. In and around the island are many restaurants serving seafood fresh from the boat, making this island one of the most popular day-trip destinations for Kanto-area residents. Take the Keikyu bus bound for Jogashima from Misakiguchi Station on the Keikyu Main Line; get off at Hakushu-hi-mae bus stop and walk about 20 minutes.
Misakimachijogashima, Miura-shi, Kanagawa, 238-0237
- Nearest Station
･ Keikyu Kurihama Line