Less than an hour from the capital, Kanagawa has always been a popular destination for day-tripping Tokyoites in the mood for a scenic seaside adventure. Yokohama, Hakone and Kamakura are all regular features of “top destinations in Japan” lists thanks to a rewarding line-up of cosmopolitan cityscapes, spectacular nature and fascinating history respectively.
But there’s one slice of the Kanagawa coastline that often gets unfairly overlooked. Just south of Yokohama and right before Kamakura lies the picturesque Miura Peninsula, where sleepy fishing villages, wild uninhabited islands and bustling naval towns all have one delicious commonality: maguro (tuna) mania.
Luckily, Keikyu Line offers a special Misaki Maguro Day Trip Ticket (1 day) and a Misaki Maguro Pass (2 days) which allows you to explore the attractions and the tuna-tastic cuisine at the same time.
The Misaki Maguro Day Trip Ticket offers a return train trip from Tokyo and unlimited bus journeys throughout the area while the Misaki Maguro Pass includes the return train fare plus unlimited bus and train journeys. Both passes give discounts on various activities and souvenirs, and most importantly include a meal ticket for a delicious maguro meal set in over 32 different participating restaurants (Day Trip Ticket) — 24 with the Maguro Pass.
For ideas on what to do, I’ve compiled a list from which to pick some of the best activities, as well as a sample two-day itinerary for those who want to explore further. The list focuses on activities in the Miura Peninsula, Yokosuka and a few spots in Yokohama. Don’t forget that both Hakone and Kamakura have their own special discount passes, the Hakone Freepass and the Enoshima-Kamakura pass.
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