Cape Tomyozaki Nishiuraga, Yokosuka

Home to Tomyodo Lighthouse and a lovely secluded beach

By Jessica A Paje    - 1 min read

On your road trip to find Cape Tomyozaki in Yokosuka, follow the small brown street signs that read "Tomyodo Lighthouse." Uraga Toumyoudou (lighthouse) was restored to the old lighthouse mark (stone wall) in Yokosuka City in March of 1989. It is said the original was built in 1648 by the order of Edo shogunate and functioned to keep the night sea safe for approximately 220 years. Escape to the beach to enjoy fun in the sun, sand and ocean. A more secluded beach due to its inaccessibility, you can always find a few surfers, sunbathers and swimmers. Children and hobbyists love to explore the tide pools and collect sea glass and shells.

Parking 1,000yen for the day (sometimes free depending on the day of the week).

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Jessica A Paje

Jessica A Paje @jessica.paje

Originally from San Diego, California, I lived in Japan for 4-1/2 years and now I am currently based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. In December 2010, I arrived in Yokosuka with a new outlook on my future. Mainly, to refocus on family and let my curiosities take us to places we've only dreamt of. Along the way, we'd hopefully develop new friendships and simply collect memories to last a lifetime. Then, there was the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. I will never forget that experience and the devastating effects it had on the entire country. I asked the community, "What can I do to help?" Collecting, sorting, and packing donations, was the least I could do. I also ended up going back to California for one month, raised a small monetary donation for Red Cross, and secured a few phone interviews to help spread the word on how others from the United States could assist. I was determined to show my family, friends, and folks across the world that it would be okay to return to Japan. After all, I wanted them to know that all of the little things that make up this beautiful country still existed. What better way than to use a platform such as to share photos and stories full of life, history, and culture. It is a pleasure to say I have contributed more than 150 articles to a database that now collectively holds more than 15,000! This journey has not only allowed me to realize my initial goals, but I'd like to think that it has somehow played a role in sparking an interest locally and across the globe for others to experience all that is published here and more. I invite you to also share your wonderful stories, offer comments, and ask questions right here on Japan Airlines. Feel free to contact me at Safe travels! ٩( ๑╹ ꇴ╹)۶

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