town in Ashigarashimo district, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
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Manazuru (真鶴) is a coastal resort in Kanagawa prefecture, on the east coast of the Izu Peninsula southwest of Tokyo, Japan, near Hakone, Odawara, Atami and Yugawara.

Manazuru town and Manazuru Peninsula

UnderstandEdit

Manazuru is a production center of high-quality stone which is long ago Komatsu Ishi. The name of the town was named because the shape on the map is similar to crane. Quarries are abundant in the mountain north of the city area. Hills along the northern coast are cultivated Mikan. The northwestern part of the town is a part of the mountainous region that continues to the outer ring of Hakone volcano.

Japanese RivieraEdit

 
Manazuru Port

The majority of the town area is a mountainous area and the flat area is poor, but the mountain foot of Hakone volcano is used as a mikan garden. It is said that the view from the slope where Hakone is to the north and Sagami Bay to the south is closely resembles the Mediterranean coast of France, Italy, and it is called Japanese Riviera. The Kataura area of ​​the adjacent Odawara is also called "Oriental Riviera".

Get inEdit

 
Entrance to the Nakagawa Kazumasa art Museum

By planeEdit

You can reach Manazuru Station from one of Tokyo's two airports. From Narita Airport, take the Narita Express train to Shinagawa, then transfer to either a Shinkansen Kodama train or a Tokaido Line local train. It is 2 hours via shinkansen connection and 3 hours via local connection.

From Haneda Airport, take a Keihin Kyuko line train to Shinagawa for connection to the Shinkansen and change at Yokohama for the local JR Tokaido line. Alternatively you can take the Keikyu Line from Haneda to Yokohama via Keikyu-Kamata station and change at Yokohama for the local JR Tokaido line.

By trainEdit

The fastest and most expensive method of reaching Manazuru from Tokyo is to take a Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama (こだま) train from Tokyo to Odawara, then transfer to the local JR Tokaido line for the run to Atami, Numazu. The one-way fare starts from ¥3390 for unreserved seating, but with a Japan Rail Pass you need only to pay ¥240 for the local JR Tokaido line - easily done with a Suica or PASMO card. With a good connection, the trip takes one hour.

Be aware that the JR East Rail Pass does not provide access to the Tokaido Shinkansen and to make use of this pass you will need to ride the regular Tokaido Main Line to Manazuru. From Tokyo, a convenient choice that is valid with the JR East Pass is the Odoriko limited express train service. These trains have bigger windows and better seating than the regular commuter trains, and seat reservations can be made. There are at least 3-4 runs during the day in either direction.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

DoEdit

MikanEdit

Fishing, cyclingEdit

  • Satoumi Base (まなづる里海BASE 真鶴産業活性化センター), +81 465 46-2974. Cycling rental, fishing rental, souvenirs.

Hot springsEdit

You can use hot springs in the neighboring Yugawara or Nobukawa .

Scuba divingEdit

Manazuru is a popular day or weekend trip from Tokyo for scuba diving, largely due to its proximity to the city. Visibility can be poor during certain times of year, but it peaks toward the end of the summer or early fall.

BuyEdit

Himono, ShiokaraEdit

[dead link] Aokan Suisan (青貫水産), +81 465 68-0057, fax: +81 465 68-5030. 07:00-18:00. Carangidae, Squid(salted fish), dried fish

Tombstone, MonumentEdit

EatEdit

 
Sashimi boat at Iwa-Chu
 
Mitsuishi

DrinkEdit

Fuji Shokudō (富士食堂), +81 465-68-1063. 17:00-23:00. Sake, sashimi, yakitori.

SleepEdit

BudgetEdit

Sazanami (さざ波), +81 465 68-6050. Sashimi boat.

Mid-rangeEdit

HillSideHouse (ひるさいどはうす), +81 465-68-5348, . Herbs & vegetables cooking.

SplurgeEdit

Hotel Venus (南欧貴賓館 ベニュス), +81 465-27-1188.

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