Mikawa Bay Area三河湾エリア
All-season seaside resort with breathtaking view. The verdant forest, Takeshima Island.
Surrounded by the Chita-hanto Peninsula and the Atsumi-hanto Peninsula, Mikawa Bay Quasi-national Park attracts people with breathtaking sea views. There you can enjoy seashell digging in early spring, sea bathing in summer, fishing and beach seining at any season of the year. Along the seacoast, you easily come across a group of hot-spring resorts, such as Gamagori, Nishiura, Miya and Katahara.
With the verdant forest, Take-shima Island has been designated as a state natural treasure. The offshore island of Gamagori is accessible via Takeshima-bashi Bridge. The theme park “Laguna Gamagori” offers visitors an excursion to the adventure world. There are lively fish markets in the fishing ports and you can enjoy fresh local seafood cuisine in the restaurants.
Kezo-ji Temple in Kira Town was built in 1600 and is known for its ‘’karesansui’’ or the dry landscape garden unique to Japan, using rocks, stones, white sand and without water, created in the 19th century. Lively fish markets in the fishing ports along Mikawa Bay and the seafood restaurants that serve fresh local seafood in the surrounding area will appease one's appetite, too.
From Tokyo :
[Rail] 1h45min to Nagoya Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line, and 35 min from Nagoya to Gamagori Station by JR Tokaido Line.
From Osaka :
[Rail] 1h from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya by Shinkansen.