Japan Travel Recommendation: Day trip to “Yama”, a town near the sea in the suburbs of Tokyo

Japan Travel Recommendation: Day trip to “Yama”, a town near the sea in the suburbs of Tokyo

In addition to Kamakura and Enoshima, you can’t miss “Yama”, where many Tokyoites own mansions and even the Emperor of Japan has a villa! It’s only about an hour from Tokyo, has a beach with a view of Mount Fuji, a shrine for good luck in love, and a restaurant with an ocean view for dinner and local souvenirs, so you can enjoy a relaxing vacation atmosphere! Go to Visa Express if you have any questions about travel visa to Japan. 

Yayama”, a premium beach resort for Tokyoites

You’ve heard of Kamakura and Enoshima, which are popular with tourists, but further south, in Kanagawa Prefecture, there’s “Yama”, an area where even the Emperor has a villa. In summer, you can enjoy the water and in winter, you can see the clear view of Mount Fuji, so this is a recommended suburban spot in Tokyo all year round! It takes only one hour from Shinagawa Station. Because there is no local tram station in Yayama, you can take a bus from “Shinagawa” to “new amusement”, and then take a bus from new amusement to Yayama.

Yama day trip itinerary! The first station: the Morito coast area

Tokyo Shinagawa departure to the new teko, Yayama

In Shinagawa station to take the Keikyu main line to Misaki mouth, to “Kanazawa Yakkei” station transfer, take the Keikyu comma line, you can arrive at the “new comma” station! After exiting the South Exit, you can take the bus No. 11 or 12 at the No. 2 bus stop to Yayama! Remember to take the transportation ticket “A” of the “Yayama Women’s Tour Package” and show it to the driver when you get off the bus, as you will be relying on it for the whole day’s bus fare!

Lunch: French sea view restaurant “La Plage

When you arrive in the resort atmosphere of Yesan, how about picking a restaurant with a view of the sea to enjoy a meal? This reporter recommends “La Plage”, a French restaurant near the Morato Coast, which has a whole glass window facing the beach, so you can enjoy an elegant Southern French style French meal while watching the scenery!

The chef, who studied in Paris, offers a great value “Yama Mariage (Yama Mariage)” set menu for visitors, including a thick soup, lettuce salad, fresh fish dish of the day, mini dessert and bread, which is rich and fresh. The fresh fish pasta with seasonal vegetables is delicious and refreshing, and the gumbo is a long-cooked tomato and vegetable soup, which is delicious and nutritious!

・Address:998 シーサイド葉山内, Horiuchi, Yayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

・Opening hours: 11:30-14:00, 17:30-20:00, only open at noon on Mondays

・Access:Approx. a 1-minute walk from the bus stop “Mori-do Kaigan

Morito Shrine” is a good place to pray for luck in love.

After lunch, you can visit Morito Shrine, which is famous for being the place where Morito Daimyojin, the chief guardian of Yayama, is located nearby. It was established by the Minamoto Yoritomo dynasty and has a history of 850 years, and is the center of faith of the residents in the area. There is a pond full of cute snapper ponds, where you can think of what you want and lift up a snapper with a fishing rod, and there will be a divine sign to show you the direction of your love.

Morito Shrine

・Address:1025 Horiuchi, Yayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

・Opening hours:9:00~17:00

・Access:Approx. a 1-minute walk from the bus stop “Morito Shrine”.

Morito Coast

There are several beaches in Hayama, and the Morito Coast is the largest of them. There are many tourists sunbathing, swimming and snorkeling on the beach, which is very relaxing, and there are various bars along the shore offering snacks and drinks to cool off. This is the best place to see “Umi Fuji” and also Enoshima Island, and the “Morito no Sunset” looking out from here was selected as one of the 50 scenic spots in Kanagawa Prefecture.

・Address: Horiuchi, Yama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

・Access:Approx. a 1-minute walk from the bus stop “Morito Kaigan”.

Misaki Doughnut Shop

After going to the beach, let’s go to the popular Misaki Doughnut Shop in Yayama and have an afternoon tea. Fresh fruit flavors such as strawberry, mango and apple are popular items that sell out quickly, and there are also tea flavored doughnuts such as Earl Grey.

・Address:905 Horiuchi, Hayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

・Opening hours: 10:00-18:30 on weekdays, 9:00-18:30 on weekends and holidays

・Access:Approx. a 1-minute walk from Motomachi bus stop

Yayama Asahiya Beef Restaurant

When it comes to the snacks of Yayama, you can’t miss this local favorite, beef korma! The Yayama Asahiya Beef Shop is a popular butcher shop for locals, and the old store’s Yayama korokke is very tasty, using Hokkaido Baron potatoes and fresh beef from the old shop, with a freshly fried crispy crust and a soft, delicious filling.

Yama Asahiya Beef Restaurant

・Address:898 Horiuchi, Yayama-cho, Miura-gun, Kanagawa

Opening hours: 9:30-19:00, closed on Wednesdays ・Access: Get off at Motomachi bus stop and walk for about 1 minute 

Sean Lockwood

Sean is a programmer with a passion for extreme sports. Favourite extreme sports discipline is biathlon. Started this blog because of the great love for nature and adrenaline which results in something extreme like Extreme Sports Lab (ESL).

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