Introducing Sagami Bay (Odawara Port) | Stunning Scenery of Japan | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

An invigorating summer sea to refresh your spirits

The waters of Sagami Bay, sparkling in the sunlight. The sea which stretches from the Manazuru Peninsula to the Miura Peninsula is capable of assuming a wide variety of different expressions. Part of the coastline is a bustling bathing area in summer, and large numbers of boats come and go near the fishing port, so this is a place where you can really feel the energy of the seafood industry, as represented for example by fixed shore net fishing which is well known all over the country. Sagami Bay has been a much-loved place of great scenic beauty since the days when Odawara was a post town along the Tokaido highway. On fine days you can see the Izu, Boso and Miura Peninsulas, and a stroll in the sea breeze is guaranteed to prove most refreshing.

※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).

  • Viewing period:
  • All year round
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Travel advice

If you walk for approximately 20 minutes from Odawara Station, after you go under the Seisho Bypass, Sagami Bay will spread out before your eyes, with a coastal beach called Miyuki-no-Hama waiting for you to stroll along it. If you want to visit Odawara Port, change to the JR Tokaido Main Line at Odawara Station and get off at Hayakawa Station. The scenery you will see as you walk along National Route 135 as it follows the coastline is truly stunning.

The pleasure of travel: Sagami Bay (Odawara Port)

The view of Sagami Bay from the National Route highway as it follows the coast is absolutely stunning, but there are also some high places which boast scenery which can be strongly recommended. The main tower of Odawara Castle, which stands at an elevation of around 60 meters (and incidentally will be closed until the end of April 2016 for repair work) and Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park, which boasts an even greater elevation of some 261 meters, both afford wonderful views of a spectacular landscape woven together by the beautiful Sagami Bay and the mountains of Hakone. Once you've filled your soul with stunning scenery, it's time to fill your stomach with the fruits of the sea. Most of the local fish is brought ashore at Odawara Port, and seasonal seafood can be enjoyed in such treats as barbecues and bowls of rice topped with fresh fish. Odawara specialties like umeboshi (pickled plums) and "uiro" sweets are a great way to replace salt and sugar when you get tired from walking.

Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Historical Park

Suzuhiro Kamaboko-no-Sato

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updated on Sep 30, 2015