Wednesday, December 5, 2018

From Nobi to Kurihama - Walking the Coastal Route

Walking from Nobi to Kurihama is fun, healthy, visually stimulating and best of all it's free!
Note: Nobi and Kurihama are located on the Miura Peninsula, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
If one would like to walk this route the best way to start is to take the Keikyu train line to YRP Nobi station. Then, walk from the station to Nobi beach; it's about a 10 minute walk.

And, here we are at Nobi beach.

While I call it a beach it's not very beach like. The waterfront in some places is developed to withstand typhoons and high waves.

There are some breakwaters and the coast is concrete reinforced. However, that does not detract from the enjoyment of the walk.

At the beginning of the hike there is a nice public restroom. I suggest that people use this restroom before continuing on because the next one is in Kurihama.

Here we go!

If one wanted to actually walk the coast on the waterfront it would be very difficult.  Lucky for us there is a nice sidewalk that runs parallel to the beach.

A cloudy day with calm seas.

Weeds along the way.

In the old days there was a place here where one could rent horses and ride up and down the waterfront.

 A few years ago a typhoon completly wiped out this section of the road. Now it's all replaced with heavy duty concrete reinforcement.

As the day goes by the view gets better and better.

Another breakwater. Man's attempt to thwart Mother Nature.

I'm a big fan of clouds.

Clouds are beautiful and all one needs to do is look up from their smart phone for a moment to enjoy them.

I've come to the end of Nobi beach... it's time to round the bend and go to Kurihama. Perry-dori refers to Commode Matthew  C. Perry. It's in the history books, or of course one can google it.

The old power plant. Last time I was here there were large fuel tanks in the foreground. They're all gone now.

There used to be three towers, now there's only two. In time there will be none.

Here comes the Kurihama car Ferry. It's actually the Tokyo-Wan Ferry and it runs between Kurihama and Kanaya port on the Boso Peninsula.

The Ferry is moored!

A view of the Ferry Terminal.

Open the bow doors and out comes the cars. By-the-way, the Tokyo-Wan Ferry is great! If you're in the area leave your car behind and by a round trip passenger ticket. It's terrific fun and there are things to do around Kanaya port within walking distance.

Moving on. A local guy doing what local guys around here do.

A view from Kurihama beach. In the distance the Ferry is returning to Kanaya port. It takes about 40 minutes for the Ferry to get there.

Kurihama beach is small but pleasant.

A concrete jetty at the far end of the beach. It helps to protect the fishing boats as they return to the Hirasaugawa river.

The waterfront on the other side of the Hirasakugawa river.

The view from the bridge over the Hirasakugawa river.

There is a nice promenade that goes from the Kurihama train station to the beach. It's a nice walk along the river.

It's getting late, the sun is going down, I'm getting cold, my legs are tired, I need a beer...

Thanks for stopping by!

Bonus shots!

These shots were taken around Yokohama with my Fuji X-Pro2 camera and Fujinon XF 23mm f2 R WR lens.

Voigtlander 50mm f2.0 Heliar Classic VM lens (Limited Edition) and Sony A7II

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