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Ryugu Sea Cave
A mysterious power spot created by nature.
Ryugu Sea Cave is a tourist attraction representing Izu Shimoda, located in the Tago area of Shimoda City at the southern tip of the Izu Peninsula.
In the southern part of the Izu Peninsula, deposits from underwater volcanoes about a million years ago have accumulated widely. The strata of these deposits have been uplifted due to crustal movements, creating the current landscape. Sea caves, or "sea-eroded caves," are formed when waves strike the cliffs of the coast and erode softer strata and faults; Ryugu Sea Cave is one of these.
Furthermore, the ceiling of Ryugu Sea Cave has collapsed, creating a skylight about 50 meters in diameter. This skylight is one of the largest in Izu. When you enter the cave, you can enjoy the clear, cobalt blue sea, the beautiful yellow-brown strata of the cave, the streaming light, and the mysterious space woven by nature.
Also, there is a promenade built above the cave, and from it, the inside of the cave appears heart-shaped, making it a popular spot for couples.
A popular spot in the southern part of the Izu Peninsula.
A "sea-eroded cave" formed by wave erosion.
Looking down into the skylight from above the cave, it appears heart-shaped.
Some places are off-limits, so be careful when exploring.
Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.
Do you have signs or pamphlets in foreign languages? (If you do, which languages are available?)
Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?
Shimoda_Free_Wi-Fi is available
Are coin lockers available?
Are there restrooms available?
Yes, there are.
Are there any other precautions?
There are areas with poor footing. Please be careful with your footwear. Also, be careful not to fall when looking down from the promenade.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- Toji, Shimoda City, Shizuoka (near the Sand Ski Area)
- 0558-22-1531 (Shimoda City Sightseeing Information Center)
- No holidays
- Walk anytime
- Take the bus from the Izu Line’s Izukyu Shimoda Station for about 17 minutes, getting off at the Ryugu Sea Cave stop, then walk for about 3 minutes.
- Official Website
- Official Website