Model courseW-4A wonderful view of the west coast
- West Izu Area - Nishi Izu town
- Geological age
- The ejecta of the submarine volcano erupted in the shallow seabed about 10 to 2 million years ago and the intrusive dikes
- Start: Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association OfficeTago bus stopSebama CoastCape TomyogasakiFuto CoastTago Entrance bus stopDogashima bus stop：goal
- Walk about 3.4km (cumulative altitude 150m)
- Time required
- About two and a half hours
Start at 9:40 am, reach Goal at 12:10 am
or, Start at 12:50 am, reach Goal at 3:10 pm
- Hiking (There is a rocky place.)
- Meeting place
- Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office
Dismissing：Nishi Izu cho Tourism Association Office
We will depart from the Tago fishing port that once flourished for bonito fishery, and walk on the Tomyogasaki promenade where the ruins of lighthouse of the Edo period remain. If it is fine, you will be able to enjoy the view of the Southern Alps and Mt. Fuji. Through this hiking you will understand why the lighthouse was necessary for the ships off the coast. It is because the coastline is extremely complicated. There are sea caves, the faults, the underwater debris flow and so on. On the Futo Coast, you will see the highlights of this course. You will be welcomed by numerous dikes towering up silently and solemnly!
Start: Nishiizu-cho Tourism Association Office
It is a tourist information office near Dogashima bus stop. Please drop in before you go sightseeing in Dogashima.
In the bay of Tago, many reefs produced by the ejecta of the submarine volcano are distributed, creating a unique landscape.
In Tomyogasaki Promenade between Sebama Coast and Futo Coast, you can see the powerful coastline created by the ejecta from the submarine volcano. As you go along the promenade, there is Cape Tomyogasaki before reaching Futo Coast. Overlooking Suruga Bay, it is a magnificent scenic spot with a spectacular views of the Southern Alps and Minami Izu.
Observatory (Trace of Lamp Hall)
In the Edo era, maritime traffic was accompanied by difficulties and dangers, so people set up a lighthouse to ensure safety. Here, there was a lighthouse where people in the area gathered around the night, burned fish oil (whale oil), etc., and informed the location of the land and cove to the ship that traveled at night.
You can observe a group of dikes (volcano necks) which used to be the path that supplied magma to the ancient submarine volcano. Each of the strange rocks towering up above the coast is a former magmatic path.
- Entry fee
- Adult: 2,000yen Elementary and middle school student: 1,000 yen
Bus fare 410 yen (Please pay by yourself.)
- Number of participants
- 2 to 10 people
- Please reserve one week in advance.
- What to wear and bring
- Walking clothes, footwear (for walking rocky ground), hat, rain gear, drinks, etc.
- Canceled in case of heavy rain or storm
Cancellation on the day will be fully charged.
Because we use the local line bus, time will be fixed.
- Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association