Introduction
About Ryugu Sea Cave
Sights to See at Ryugu Sea Cave
Inside the Ryugu Sea Cave
Activities at Ryugu Sea Cave
Access
Conclusion
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Ryugu Sea Cave locates on the southern area of the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka prefecture. The cave is a creation of waves carving and shaping the rocks on the sea. The overall area, called Toji, is not a mainstream sightseeing area, but has been gaining popularity within the past few years for the unexpectedly beautiful sights and fun activities. The Ryugu Sea Cave in particular, has become known as a spot that brings good luck in love and romance.

The Heart-shaped cave


The cave from above looks like a heart

If you see the Ryugu Sea Cave from above, it resembles a big heart. This and the other heart-shaped sights and discoveries have made the Ryugu Sea Cave a popular spot for making love-related wishes.

Find the Hidden Hearts in Ryugyu Sea Cave!


Find the heart!

Ryugu Sea Cave is known for its sunroof that creates a beautiful sight when looked through. A well-maintained trail leads the way to this sunroof, and the journey gives you a nature-rich hike. Along this trail is actually another hidden heart. It is slightly hard to find, but it is quite the sight!

The Secret of Ryugu Sea Cave

Ryugu Sea Cave was formed as waves eroded soft coastal sediment into its current shape. As the eroded cave grew, an unstable part of the ceiling fell under its own weight, creating a kind of "sunroof" measuring approximately 40 meters across.

Aside from Ryugu Sea Cave, the Izu Peninsula has sea other sea caves with beautiful sun roofs, such as Dogashima Island and Midagutsu Cave, but neither of their sizes compare to Ryugu Sea Cave. The sight that can be seen when peeking into this sunroof, into the cave, is the reason for its reputation as a "power spot of love."

Inside the Ryugu Sea Cave


The beach area outside the cave

The inside of the cave is just as stunning as its exterior. Go through the cave and reach the other side to get to a paradise-like area. The sunlights shines through from the cave entrance, and the whole picturesque scene feels divine.


The stratum

The walls of the cave are made from layers of frozen lava. They are a burnt dark-yellow shade that really helps make the water’s vibrant blue stand out.

The inner areas of the cave are quiet and serene. Even in the summer, the cave is cool and comfortable. There are little stones all around the ground, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes when visiting the Ryugu Sea Cave.

Sandboarding


Toji Sand Skiing Field

The Toji Sand Skiing Field locates right by the Ryugu Sea Cave. Here, you can enjoy sand skiing for free by the beautiful blue sea. The slope measures 30 degrees, and when skiing down it feels almost as if you’re diving into the ocean.

The sled used for sand skiing can be rented at a nearby shop. You can also rent out a sandboard, which is like a sand-version of the snowboard. When sand skiing, wearing goggles is an option if you want to keep the sand out of your eyes.

Access

Nearest station: Maenohama Bus Stop

From Tokyo Station

【Tokyo Sta.】Tokaido Shinkansen / for Nagoya
→【Atami Sta.】JR Ito Line / for Ito
→【Ito Sta.】Izu Kyuko Line / for Izukyu-Shimoda
→【Izukyu-Shimoda Sta.】Izu Tokai Bus / for Toji
→【Maenohama Bus Stop】→ about a 3-minute walk

From Shizuoka Station

【Shizuoka Sta.】Tokaido Shinkansen / for Tokyo
→【Atami Sta.】JR Ito Line / for Ito
→【Ito Sta.】Izu Kyuko Line / for Izukyu-Shimoda
→【Izukyu-Shimoda Sta.】Izu Tokai Bus / for Toji
→【Maenohama Bus Stop】→ about a 3-minute walk

From Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport

【Shizuoka Airport】Airport Bus / for Shizuoka Sta.
→【Shizuoka Sta.】Tokaido Shinkansen / for Tokyo
→【Atami Sta.】JR Ito Line / for Ito
→【Ito Sta.】Izu Kyuko Line / for Izukyu-Shimoda
→【Izukyu-Shimoda Sta.】Izu Tokai Bus / for Toji
→【Maenohama Bus Stop】→ about a 3-minute walk

Once will not be enough!

The Ryugu Sea Cave has a completely different look provided the season, time of day, and tides. Also, depending on the growth of the surrounding trees, you may be able to find a heart shape from the cave!

Information

Address
Toji, Shimoda, Shizuoka 
Phone
0558-22-1531
Closed
Open year-round
Fee
Free

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