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Manazuru town and Manazuru Peninsula

Manazuru (真鶴) is a coastal resort in Kanagawa prefecture, on the east coast of the Izu Peninsula southwest of Tokyo, Japan, near Hakone, Odawara, Atami and Yugawara.


Manazuru is a production center of high-quality stone which is long ago Komatsu Ishi. The name of the town was named because the shape on the map is similar to crane. Quarries are abundant in the mountain north of the city area. Hills along the northern coast are cultivated Mikan. The northwestern part of the town is a part of the mountainous region that continues to the outer ring of Hakone volcano.

Manazuru Port

The majority of the town area is a mountainous area and the flat area is poor, but the mountain foot of Hakone volcano is used as a mikan garden. It is said that the view from the slope where Hakone is to the north and Sagami Bay to the south is closely resembles the Mediterranean coast of France, Italy, and it is called Japanese Riviera. The Kataura area of ​​the adjacent Odawara is also called "Oriental Riviera".

  • 1 Manazurucho Sight Seeing Information Center, Manatsuru 894-1, +81 465-68-2543. Tourist information available.

Get in[edit]

Entrance to the Nakagawa Kazumasa art Museum

By plane[edit]

You can reach Manazuru Station from one of Tokyo's two airports. From Narita Airport, take the Narita Express train to Shinagawa, then transfer to either a Shinkansen Kodama train or a Tokaido Line local train. It is 2 hours via shinkansen connection and 3 hours via local connection.

From Haneda Airport, take a Keihin Kyuko line train to Shinagawa for connection to the Shinkansen and change at Yokohama for the local JR Tokaido line. Alternatively you can take the Keikyu Line from Haneda to Yokohama via Keikyu-Kamata station and change at Yokohama for the local JR Tokaido line.

By train[edit]

The fastest and most expensive method of reaching Manazuru from Tokyo is to take a Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama (こだま) train from Tokyo to Odawara, then transfer to the local JR Tokaido line for the run to Atami, Numazu. The one-way fare starts from ¥3390 for unreserved seating, but with a Japan Rail Pass you need only to pay ¥240 for the local JR Tokaido line - easily done with a Suica or PASMO card. With a good connection, the trip takes one hour.

Be aware that the JR East Rail Pass does not provide access to the Tokaido Shinkansen and to make use of this pass you will need to ride the regular Tokaido Main Line to Manazuru. From Tokyo, a convenient choice that is valid with the JR East Pass is the Odoriko limited express train service. These trains have bigger windows and better seating than the regular commuter trains, and seat reservations can be made. There are at least 3-4 runs during the day in either direction.

Get around[edit]



Manazuru is a popular day or weekend trip from Tokyo for scuba diving, largely due to its proximity to the city. Visibility can be poor during certain times of year, but it peaks toward the end of the summer or early fall.



The town is famous for its stone, so if you're after a particularly unique souvenir, you could purchase one while you're here. It's safe to assume that employees of these shops only speak Japanese.


Sashimi boat at Iwa-Chu
  • 1 Soba Restaurant Yamamoto (そば処山本), Manatsuru 1902, +81 465-68-5507. 11:30-14:30. Soba. This place is listed in Bib Gourmand Restaurant in the Michelin Guide Shonan.
  • 2 Aji-no-Ōnishi (味の大西 真鶴支店), Manatsuru 1370-3, +81 465-68-4043. 11:00-15:00. Serves Odawara-style ramen.
  • 3 Okage Cafe (おかげCafe), Manatsuru 865 (In the Okage So hotel.), +81 465-68-5110, fax: +81 465-68-5055. 10:00-16:00. A nice café.







Some city buildings have free WiFi.

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