Model courseW-3Go around traces of ancient submarine volcanoes

Area
West Izu Area - Nishi Izu town
Geological age
Ejecta of submarine volcano erupted in the shallow seabed about 10 to 2 million years ago
Course
Start: Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association OfficeDogashimaNorihama BeachWall PaintingsSawada ParkKareno ParkSawada VillageNishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office:goal
Distance
Walk about 2km (cumulative altitude 10m)
Time required
About two and a half hours
Difficulty
Hiking
Meeting place
Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office
Dismissing:Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office

Highlights

We will start from Dogashima, a famous scenic spot. You will see a layer of volcanic ash and pumice in a thickness of 20 meters or more being exposed, and a beautiful striped pattern, a trace of the waves, being inscribed. They are all evidence of ancient submarine volcanoes. Just imagie how intense the eruption activity was! The Buddha statue carved on the cave of the pumice layer at the edge of Sawada Village is not to be missed. If you keep staring at the darkness in the background, you will be able to see a figure with a halo just like a sunset of Nishi Izu.

  • Start: Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association

    It is a tourist information office near Dogashima bus stop. Please drop in before you go sightseeing in Dogashima.

  • Dogashima

    On the cliffs of the Dogashima coast, you can see the strata of debris flow accompanying the eruption of the submarine volcano and the strata of volcanic ash and pumice accumulated on the sea floor.

  • Norihama Beach

    Although the length of this sandy beach is only about 150 meters, surrounded by the islands, it is popular among family visitors because of its calm sea and scenic beauty.

  • Sawada Park

    You will see an outstanding view of strata. The strata of submarine debris flow accompanying the eruption of submarine volcanoes, and the strata of pumice stone and volcanic ash layer stacked over the ocean floor.

  • Kareno Park

    Here you can see the strata of submarine debris flow accompanying the eruption of submarine volcano and hyaloclastic lava which was crushed underwater when it flowed out to the ocean floor. You can also see a part of the stratum of the white volcanic ash accumulated on the bottom of the ocean deformed while it was still soft and made into a shape of twisting snake.

  • Sawada Village

    This narrow land, with houses built closely together, looks like a labyrinth.

Entry fee
Adult: 1,500yen Elementary and middle school student: 750 yen
Number of participants
2 to 10 people
Reservation
Please reserve one week in advance.
What to wear and bring
Walkng clothes, footwear, hat, rain gear, drinks, etc.
Notice
Canceled in case of heavy rain or storm
Cancellation on the day will be fully charged.
Application
Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association

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