Jogashima is a small island off the south coast
of Miura peninsula, and is located about 35 km south of Yokohama city.
"Shima", the latter part of "Jogashima", means island in Japanese.
The island is only 1.8 km from east to west and 0.6 km from north to
south in width.
The whole island is formed by a tableland about 30 meters high, then the island is surrounded by cliffs.
Especially, the southern coast facing directly the Pacific Ocean has steep cliffs.
The northern coast faces the mainland across a narrow channel which has
a width of only 200-300 meters.
And there is Misaki fishery harbor on the side of mainland.
There is Jogashima-ohashi bridge across the channel, so we can visit Jogashima by bus or car.
The tableland is relatively flat.
The east part of the island is natural park.
There are a few hotels in the west part, and the route buses from the mainland run to the west area.
Misaki fishery harbor is known for one of the Japan's best landing
ports of tuna.
Around the harbor, there are the not only the wholesale market of fish but also many fish stores and restaurants.
Of course, the restaurants serve the various dishes using tuna.
"Misaki Fisharina Wharf - Urari" is the large fish market for visitors,
and is near the harbor.
The company operates the shipping service around Jogashima.