[Scenic Touring] [Aichi Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Cape Irago! A solo trip to be moved by the sea, the sound of the sea, and the sunset

Hello, I’m _hiroyuki.ta, a moto blogger.

This time, I toured to Cape Irago in Tahara City, Aichi Prefecture on my favorite Harley Sports Glide (FLSB).


What is Cape Irago?

Cape Irago is a cape located at the southern tip of Aichi Prefecture, at the tip of the Atsumi Peninsula. It offers views of both the Pacific Ocean and Ise Bay, and is known for its beautiful sunsets. It is also famous as the setting for Yukio Mishima’s novel “Sound of the Sea.”

Route to Cape Irago

It takes about 2 hours to get from central Tokyo to Cape Irago via the Tomei Expressway and National Route 247.

The specific route is as follows.

  • From central Tokyo to Nagoya on the Tomei Expressway
  • Get off at Toyokawa IC on the Tomei Expressway
  • Take National Route 247 towards Cape Irago
  • To Cape Irago

Highlights of Cape Irago

The highlights of Cape Irago can be broadly divided into the following three types.

Spectacular sunset view

Cape Irago is known as a spectacular sunset viewing spot. In the evening, the sight of the white lighthouse at Cape Irago and the sun setting over the sea is a truly spectacular sight.

Spots related to Yukio Mishima

Cape Irago is also famous as the setting for Yukio Mishima’s novel “Sound of the Sea.” At Koijigahama Beach on Cape Irago, there is a monument to Yukio Mishima’s poem.

Rich nature

Cape Irago is a cape surrounded by rich nature. You can enjoy a variety of nature such as the sea, mountains, and forests.

Motorcycle parking lot at Cape Irago

There are two motorcycle parking lots at Cape Irago.

Irago Misaki Lighthouse Parking Lot

This is a parking lot near the Irago Misaki Lighthouse. It can accommodate approximately 100 vehicles and is free of charge.

Koijigahama parking lot

This is a parking lot near Koijigahama. It can accommodate about 50 cars, and it was free when I was there.


Cape Irago is a popular tourist spot with a variety of attractions, including spectacular views of the sunset and spots related to Yukio Mishima. Why not enjoy the charm of Cape Irago while touring on a motorcycle?