[Kanto day trip] [Kanagawa Prefecture] Bike trip around the Miura Peninsula! A solo trip to enjoy the coastline of Sagami Bay, hot springs, and gourmet food

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I would like to introduce the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture, which I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo. Miura Peninsula is a long and narrow peninsula sandwiched between Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay, and is home to many attractive spots such as the coastline, mountains, hot springs, and gourmet food. I rode my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide to Bishamon, at the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula, via the Metropolitan Expressway and Yokohama-Yokosuka Road. I’ll let you know how it goes.

What is Miura Peninsula?


Miura Peninsula is a peninsula located in the southeastern part of Kanagawa Prefecture, with an area of approximately 140 square kilometers. It is occupied by two cities, Miura City and Yokosuka City, and has a population of approximately 400,000 people. The Miura Peninsula is one of the oldest inhabited areas in Japan, and many ruins from the Jomon period to the Yayoi period have been discovered. The area has also played an important role historically; during the Edo period, Tokugawa Ieyasu used it as a base for entering the Kanto region, and at the end of the Edo period, Perry anchored his black ships, and during World War II, it served as a base for the Japanese Navy. It became. Today, it is known as a tourist destination rich in nature, and you can enjoy activities such as swimming, surfing, fishing, and hiking.

Route to Miura Peninsula

I rode a motorcycle from central Tokyo to the Miura Peninsula. The starting point was Ningyocho-dori/Suitegu-dori, and from there we entered the Ueno Line/Shito Expressway No. 1/Route 1. Metropolitan Expressway No. 1 is connected to Yokohama-Yokosuka Road/Kanazawa Branch Line/National Route 16 via Haneda Line and Kanagawa No. 1 Yokohane Line. The Yokohama-Yokosuka Road is a toll road, but we recommend riding a motorcycle as it is cheaper and there is less traffic jam. At Kinugasa IC in Kinugasa-cho, Yokosuka City, exit Yokohama-Yokosuka Road and enter Miura Jukan Road/Prefectural Route 26. The Miura Jukan Road is a toll road, but it’s also cheap and comfortable to ride on a motorcycle. If you go south on the Miura Jukan Road, you will come to Misaki Kaido/National Route 134. From here, drive along the coast until you reach your destination, Bishamon. The entire journey is approximately 80 kilometers and takes approximately one and a half hours.

Highlights of Miura Peninsula


There are many attractions on the Miura Peninsula, but I particularly recommend the following three.

  • Jogashima Jogashima is a small island located in the southwestern part of the Miura Peninsula, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island has tourist spots such as the Jogashima Lighthouse and Jogashima Park, but what I liked most were the strangely shaped rocks and caves along the coastline. The beauty of the natural formations created by the erosion of the waves is breathtaking, and the view when the sun sets is romantic. You can also ride a bike around the island, but be careful as there are few parking spaces.
  • Misaki Misaki is a port town at the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula, famous for its tuna fishing. At Misaki Port, you can enjoy gourmet food such as sushi and rice bowls made with fresh tuna. I ate tuna sashimi and grilled fatty tuna at a restaurant called Misaki Maguro Shokudo. It was very delicious. We also recommend remote islands such as Okinoshima and Hatsushima, which can be reached by boat from Misaki. Okinoshima is an uninhabited island with historical ruins such as ancient tombs and shrines. Hatsushima is a resort area where you can enjoy leisure activities such as swimming and fishing.
  • Miura Kaigan Miura Kaigan is a beach located on the east side of the Miura Peninsula, and is popular for its proximity to Tokyo and easy access. It’s crowded with people in the summer, but I went during the off-season. There are cycling roads and promenades along the coast, and it feels great to ride a bike. Mt. Fuji and Enoshima that can be seen from the coast are also wonderful views. In addition, there is a day trip hot spring facility called Miura Kaigan Onsen “Yuraku no Sato” nearby. Here you can enjoy natural hot springs, saunas, and rock baths. I sweated and refreshed myself here.

Miura Peninsula motorcycle parking lot

There are several motorcycle parking lots on the Miura Peninsula, but I used the following two.

  • Bishamon Parking Lot Bishamon Parking Lot is a free parking lot located at the destination Bishamon. You can park not only motorcycles but also cars. Bishamon Lighthouse and Bishamon Shrine are within walking distance from the parking lot. However, the parking lot is small and has a limited number of spaces, so if you don’t get there early, it might fill up.


This time, I introduced the Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture, which I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo. The Miura Peninsula is a tourist destination with a variety of attractions, including nature, history, and gourmet food. Riding a bike allows you to fully enjoy the views of the sea and mountains. I chose Bishamon as my destination, but there are many other attractions such as Jogashima, Misaki, and Miura Coast. There are several motorcycle parking lots, but they can get crowded so we recommend getting there early. The Miura Peninsula is close to Tokyo and easy to access, making it a perfect spot for touring by motorcycle. Please come and visit us at least once.