1 day itinerary

Ultimate Guide to Miyako

Head for the scenic Jodogahama with the beautiful contrast between the coastline of enormous unusually-shaped rocks that have been carved by the rough waves of the Pacific Ocean and the elegant beach. Enjoy nature by ship or on foot and taste fresh seafood cuisine made locally.

Day 1

Jodogahama Visitor Center ( 10:00 AM ~ 10:30 AM )
Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise ( 10:50 AM ~ 11:40 AM )
Sanriku Seafood ( 12:00 PM ~ 01:00 PM )
Jodogahama ( 01:10 PM ~ 02:50 PM )
Miyako Fish Market ( 03:40 PM ~ 04:15 PM )

Day 1 - Iwate

10:00 AM 10:30 AM   -   Jodogahama Visitor Center

After arriving in front of Miyako Station at 9:55AM, take a taxi to Jodogahama Visitor Center. (the trip will take about 10 minutes at a cost of a little under 2000 yen)
Start obtaining information at the Visitor Center which will introduce you to tourism in Jodogahama and various walking courses. You can also head directly to the boarding piers for excursion boats from the center.

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Business Hours Open:
April-October 8am~6pm
November-March 9am~ 5pm

New Year’s holidays
Price FREE
Address 32-69 Hitachihamacho, Miyako, Iwate See map
Telephone 0193-65-1690
Website http://www.kankou385.jp/en_see/en_playspot/441.html

10:50 AM 11:40 AM   -   Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise

A 40-minute cruise around the waters of Jodogahama. You can enjoy the scenic sight of the special Sanriku cliffs and unusually-shaped rocks that extend along the shore.
At the adjacent Marine House, the Sappa Cruise by small boat (20 minutes) is also recommended. You can choose either one to tour the area.

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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

8:40 9:30 11:00 12:00 13:40 15:30

Operating on weekends/holidays/Mondays from March to November.
However, during the periods of first week of May and summer season, the cruises will be operating every day.
Price Adults: 1,400 YEN
Child: 700 YEN
Address Hitachihamacho, Miyako, Iwate Prefecture 観光船発着所 See map
Telephone 0193-62-3350
Website http://jodo-yuransen.jp

12:00 PM 01:00 PM   -   Sanriku Seafood

The Sanriku coast means a treasure trove of seafood. And the lunch consisting of seafood freshly caught off in the waters of Sanriku is highly recommended. Enjoy your meal and relax while taking in the view of the sea at places such as the Park Hotel Jodogahama, Jodogahama Rest House and Marine House.

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01:10 PM 02:50 PM   -   Jodogahama

Take a stroll along the Jodogahama nature trail. In addition to the elegant beauty of Jodogahama and the popular marine recreation area of Takonohama, you can also enjoy the grand view from the observation sites dotted along the trail. Get information on walking courses at the Visitor Center.

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Price FREE
Address Jodogahama 32 Hitachihamacho, Miyako, Iwate See map
Telephone 0193 -65 -1690
Website http://www.japan-iwate.info/app/location_detail.php?lid=104

03:40 PM 04:15 PM   -   Miyako Fish Market

Board the local bus bound for Miyako Station departing at 3:03PM in front of the Park Hotel Jodogahama and take it to Miyako Station. It will arrive there at 3:22PM.
Take a look at the Miyako Fish Market which is located about 10 minutes away on foot from Miyako Station. Not just selling fresh fish, the market also sells candies, household dishes, meat and wine so that you can also enjoy some shopping and a light meal.
*If you are late for the 4:35PM bus leaving Miyako Station, please note that the next bus will not depart until 5:05PM.

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Business Hours Monday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:30 PM )
Tuesday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:30 PM )
Thursday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:30 PM )
Friday ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:30 PM )
Weekends ( 06:30 AM ~ 05:30 PM )
Price FREE
Address 1-1 Satsukicho, Miyako, Iwate Prefecture See map

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By Midori