Introducing Diving spots near Kanto! Chiba, Kanagawa, Izu (Nishiizu, Minamiizu, Izu Oshima, Higashi Izu) etc area
Speaking of scuba Diving, many people think of resort areas such as Okinawa, but there are many Diving spots in the Kanto area, which is easily accessible from Tokyo. This time, I would like to introduce Diving spots in Izu, Nishiizu, Minamiizu, Izu Oshima, Higashi Izu, Chiba, and Kanagawa.
Izu Diving spot
Izu Peninsula, one of Shizuoka 's best Hot spring areas. Although it is currently connected to the main island, it was once a group of submarine volcanoes that were born in the ocean south of Iojima. While repeating volcanic activity, it moved north along with the plate and was born at the current position. The complex terrain formed by volcanic activity is attractive and many Diving spots are scattered around the peninsula.
The Izu Peninsula is roughly divided into Higashi Izu, Minamiizu and Nishiizu. In addition to the Izu Peninsula, there are nine inhabited islands, Izu Islands Oshima, which has the largest area, is a popular Diving spot. is. area Here is another major Diving spot.
The eastern part of the Izu Peninsula is easily accessible from the city center to Ito by train and car in about 2.5 hours, and Diving can be enjoyed on a day trip. Hot spring and area with many tourist and gourmet spots. There are the most Diving spots in the Izu Peninsula, Atami ・Hatsushima, Izu Marine Park, Futo, and Yawatano are popular.
Izu Ocean Park
Izu Marine Park along the Jogasaki coast of Ito City. It is a leisure spot that opens in the summer, such as the "Iso Pool near the Sea of Japan". It has a Diving center that was established as a diving training center of the Faculty of Oceanography Tokai before half a century more, and is said to be the birthplace of leisure Diving. I will. It is attractive that you can meet the complex terrain and various creatures created by the lava flowing out of the eruption of Mt. The popular point of this area is the point called "1 root". Roots are rocks and coral reefs in the sea. The soft corals are beautiful, and you can enjoy the appearance of various creatures that inhabit the rocky area.
Atami / Hatsushima
Only 50 minutes from the Shinkansen from Tokyo, Atami, a Hot spring town that you can easily visit from the city center, has a dynamic point where you can feel the exploration. Near the scenic spot, Nishigaura, you can dive in the period from November to March. "Osoga Cave" .. A 40m-long curved cave that even beginners can dive into, you can see the fantastic sight underwater in the cave. Also, from Atami The remote island "Hatsushima", which is about 25 minutes by high-speed boat, is also recommended for beginners. You can enjoy beach Diving and it is popular for its deep fish shadows.
By the way, Atami, the point at which a huge 81-meter ship "Asahi 16" sinks to the bottom of the sea at a depth of about 30 meters, called "wreck". Is also famous. Soft corals cover the hull, and you can also see migratory fish. However, this is a point for advanced Diving.
Tomito is one of Diving area, which represents the Izu Peninsula. The most major one "Yokobama Beach" .. Snorkeling It is also popular as a spot. Beautiful sandy land, sea anemone fields, and sea conditions "Futto Hall" You can enjoy the waterscape such as the rock arch called. At times, you can also see animals such as common sharks and sharks.
Other, take a boat from the beach point "Wakinohama" or from the port. "Maekado" "Futamata" There are also points.
HachimannoLocated south of the Jogasaki coast, which is also famous as a scenic spot Hachimanno .. A popular Diving spot in Higashi Izu along with Futo and Izu Marine Park. It is on a slope and it is easy to enter, so Diving at Hachimanno Beach is the main. It is also known for being able to observe a variety of sea creatures, making it a spot suitable for underwater photography. You can see many creatures living around the reef "Ajiroot" There are points such as.
From Tokyo to Shimoda, it takes about 3 hours by train or 3 and a half hours by car. Even in the Izu Peninsula The sea in Minamiizu a relatively high water temperature due to the influence of the Kuroshio Current and is highly transparent. There are also spots where you can meet a school of large migratory fish, a hammerhead shark, and more. Divers are entertained with colorful fish and rare creatures that remind you of a tropical resort like Okinawa. At the end of the Edo period, the port was opened and there are historical spots that you can enjoy sightseeing.
Of the most southern area of the Izu Peninsula Nakagi Is a Diving spot that represents Minamiizu. You can enjoy the water of a tropical country by seeing the highly transparent sea, a group of Eda coral and many migratory fish. Sea turtles and hammerhead sharks may also appear. Inside Also Diving point where you can enjoy with confidence even for beginners is "Hirizo beach" .. It is also famous as one of Izu's Snorkeling points. The beauty of the transparent sea attracts many people.
A remote island floating 9 km offshore from Yumigahama, a coast located between Izukyu Shimoda and Hizorihama "Mikomotojima" Also popular Diving spot. Hammerhead sharks, humpback whales, sunfish and whale sharks also appear if you are lucky, but there are relatively many points of For advanced level people.
The west side of the Izu Peninsula, facing the Suruga Bay Nishiizu. The coastline has a complex terrain created by volcanoes, and there are many scenic spots with spectacular views of Mt. Fuji. The landscape created by the volcano can be seen even in the sea and attracts many divers.
However, because there is no train running through Nishiizu, access from the city center is not so good compared to Higashi Izu. If you travel from Tokyo to Doi using public transportation, it will take about 3.5 hours to 4 hours by using a bus from Shuzenji Temple in Nakaizu. It takes about 3 hours by car.
Diving services line up along the beach, A wide variety of Diving spots from beginners to advanced This is the area where we are doing. The feature is that you can meet various creatures. In addition to migratory fish, crustaceans, and popular sea slugs, manta rays and sunfish may appear in early spring. At Beach Point "Fence below" "Okawashita" "Ipponmatsu" Such as the boat point "White Cliffs" When "Hotoke root" And so on.
Koganezaki, located in Nishiizu Town, is a scenic spot with a beautiful sunset. .. The area around the cape has been maintained as "Oganezaki Park Beach", and there is an observatory and a flower garden so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also known as a Diving spot, the park is open for divers and is equipped with shower other facilities. "Koganezaki beach" The water depth is up to 18m, and it is bright with white sand, so even beginners can easily dive.
Located 120km south of Tokyo and accessible from Takeshiba in 1 hour and 45 minutes by high-speed boat, Izu Oshima is Izu Islands 's largest manned island. The scenery created by the active volcano has been certified as a Japanese Geopark, and underwater has a dynamic terrain. Although it is the closest Diving spot from Tokyo, it is attractive to see a lot of fish and the transparent sea that reminds you of a tropical country. is.
Most of the Diving Izu Oshima is beach Diving. There are 5 beach points. The most popular Diving point is in the northern part of the island "Autumn beach" .. You can observe many sea creatures in a variety of environments with rocks and sand. You can also see beautiful soft corals.
In the north, the arches where fish gather are popular because it is shallow and safe for beginners. "Nodahama" Enjoy a maze-like terrain with complicated roots "Keikai" , A group of table corals can be seen "King's beach" And so on. One of the attractions is the high rate of encounters with sea turtles at Keikai and Onohama is. In the south "Toshiki" It is also a point that even beginners can enjoy because the water depth is shallow.
Chiba Diving spotIt is accessible from Tokyo in about 2 hours Chiba Boso Peninsula. Known as a surfing mecca, there are also many Diving spots. Sotobo (eastern part), Minamiboso (southern end), Tokyo It is divided into area of Uchibo (western part) facing the bay. Katsuura , In the south Tateyama , In Uchibo Katsuyama There are many beaches and Diving spots.
Wave left (Hasama) / Minamiboso
About 20 minutes by bus from Tateyama, this is a Diving spot in Hasama, Tateyama City, the southernmost tip of the Boso Peninsula. The sea is relatively calm due to the effects of the Kuroshio and topography.
There are many Diving points, but the major one is about 5 minutes by boat from the port. "Takane" .. A branch of Susaki Shrine near the underwater is enshrined, making it the only undersea shrine in the world. There is also a giant saltwater fish, Kobudai, nicknamed "Yoriko", around the branch office. Various sea creatures such as shrimp, crabs, sea slugs and gobies can be seen around the roots and in the sand.
In addition, you can swim with sunfish and whale sharks in a cage with a diameter of 50 m and a depth of 7 m set up 500 m offshore. "Sunfish Land" is also popular is.
Ido is located 35 minutes by bus from Tateyama. The most famous point is "Okizene," where you can experience a thrilling Diving surrounded by sharks. In addition to more 300 dogfish, there are also large groups of stingrays, ques and so on. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of soft corals and sea anemones. You can dive from a diver of intermediate level more.
The average water depth is shallow at around 12 to 13 m, The recommended point for beginners is "fish reef off the coast of Sunaura" .. Artificial fishing reefs are scattered around, and the darkness of the fish is an attractive point.
Okinoshima / Minamiboso
Located 15 minutes by car from Tateyama Station, located at the southern end of Tateyama Bay Okinoshima .. Even if it is called an island, it is a land connection with the Boso Peninsula and can be reached on foot. It is famous as a beach, but it is also popular for Diving and Snorkeling. The water temperature is relatively warm and the waves are gentle, so beginners can enjoy it.
Off the coast Sunken Point where you can dive from beginners "Okinoshima Sunken" there is. In addition to the sunken ship, there is also a reef adjacent to it, where you can enjoy the soft coral flocks and the many fish.
You can also dive at Okinoshima Beach, where you can observe seasonal fish and sea slugs.
Namegawa / Sotobo
Katsuura City in Sotobo You can enjoy the dynamic terrain and fish shadows on the Hamagyo River, as well as beach entry "Nudibranch Heaven" There are a wide variety of points doing.
Beach points for beginners and advanced players "Kominari Beach" Is a "Sea lion paradise" where you can observe more 10 types of sea slugs. In particular, the number of centipede slugs is large and almost always observable. In the shallows, there are also sharks in the seaweed. Besides, you can enjoy small caves and dynamic terrain "Kuroiwa" , Just from the port "Shimbama" Is a point that can be enjoyed by beginners to advanced players.
Katsuyama / UchiboTokyo From Katsuyama, about one and a half hours by bus or ferry. The main Diving spot can be seen from Katsuyama Port Around "Ukishima" is. It takes about 5-10 minutes by boat from the port to the point. Tokyo Due to the abundant nutrients in the bay and the flow of the Kuroshio Current, you can also encounter a school of migratory fish when Southern fish, coral, or tide hits. The number and variety of living creatures are very large, and the dark fish shadows are also attractive.
Southwest of the island "Senju Drop" Is a point named because the infinite number of goats and rods that grow from the rock face look like the hands of a thousand-handed Kannon. You can observe many creatures and fish, from big ones such as eastern sharks and stingrays to colorful sea slugs. Other in the neighborhood is also the island of the many points are scattered.
Kanagawa Diving spot
In Kanagawa where you can easily visit Tokyo car or train for about one and a half hours, there are Diving spots along the Sagami Bay. In the southeast of the prefecture Miura Peninsula, Enoshima, around Manazuru and Nebugawa in the southwest You can dive in.
Miura Peninsula, southeast of Kanagawa Prefecture. Sagami Bay and Tokyo is a peninsula, which is located in a way that separates the Gulf. The main spot is the area around Jogashima Island connected by the Jogashima Bridge. is. Benefit from Sagami Bay side of the Kuroshio, nutrient-rich Tokyo both sides of the Gulf side Diving there is a spot, is also attractive to meet a variety of creatures, such as dozens of species sea slug.
In the northeast part of Jōgashima Tokyo Bay side of the "smoked roots to" spot the point that meet the creatures of many of the sea. You can observe macro shrimp, crabs and various types of sea slugs.
Zushi Hayama is known as a resort area in Kanagawa prefecture. You can enjoy various marine Activity such as sup and Cruising but you can also try dive.
The main Diving spot is around the Shibasaki coast. Due to the influence of the Kuroshio, you can observe various seasonal creatures such as seasonal fish from the end of summer in Sagami Bay, and cormorant fish that go up in the shallows to spawn in winter. Well-known Diving points "Root of 170 degrees" .. There are many invertebrates such as sea slugs. The maximum depth of water is 12 to 13 m, so even beginners can rest assured. A variety of creatures that appear with high transparency are also popular as a spot for underwater photography is.
Manazuru, a port town in the middle of Atami and Hakone. You can reach it by train from Tokyo in one and a half hours.
Manazuru has several spots. One is the point under the Iwahashi Bridge on the Manazuru Road to Izu. You can do beach Diving and board Diving from the rock sea bathing, Beach Diving is shallow and safe for beginners .. You can meet various migratory fish and sea creatures. On the other hand, at the boat point, "Triangle" "Steel bancho" There are large artificial reefs such as, and you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of soft corals and many fish.
In Manazuru, there is also a colony of coral anemones designated by the prefecture as a natural monument. "Fukuura Beach" There are also spots such as.
Next to Manazuru, Nebugawa .. here Kanto unusual is submerged wreckage of the train station platform, which sank at the time of the earthquake Diving famous spot is. The remains can be seen at Nebukawa Beach. There are many fish reefs, and the Nebugawa River faces the open sea of Sagami Bay, so the tide is good and you can enjoy a group of fish swimming in good spirits. With a beach entry, the maximum water depth in the area is 14m, which is a spot that even beginners can experience.
There are surprisingly many Diving spots in the Kanto area, which you can easily visit from the center of Tokyo. If you are interested, please search the tour.