Model courseW-3Go around traces of ancient submarine volcanoes
- West Izu Area - Nishi Izu town
- Geological age
- Ejecta of submarine volcano erupted in the shallow seabed about 10 to 2 million years ago
- Start: Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association OfficeDogashimaNorihama BeachWall PaintingsSawada ParkKareno ParkSawada VillageNishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office：goal
- Walk about 3.4km (cumulative altitude 250m)
- Time required
- About two and a half hours
- Meeting place
- Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office
Dismissing：Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office
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 imagine 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This narrow land, with houses built closely together, looks like a labyrinth.
- Entry fee
- Adult: 2,000yen Elementary and middle school student: 1,000 yen
- Number of participants
- 2 to 10 people
- Please reserve one week in advance.
- What to wear and bring
- Walking clothes, footwear, hat, rain gear, drinks, etc.
- Canceled in case of heavy rain or storm
Cancellation on the day will be fully charged.
- Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association