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[Hazu Cape]

The cape on the tip of the Chita Peninsula, sprawling with ubame oak trees

Hazu Cape-the southernmost point of the Chita Peninsula. The ubame oak trees here are a designated natural monument. The gentle hills of the cape are covered in coastal vegetation and warm-climate evergreens, mainly comprised of the famed ubame oaks-very different from the flora in the nearby mountains. On an 800-meter path lined with ubame oaks, Hazu-jinja Shrine and an observation platform stand at a good vantage point. From there, you can see the nearby islands of Himaka and Shinojima, and out across Mikawa Bay and Ise Bay. Also on Hazu Cape is a stone inscribed with the lyrics to "Hazumisaki", a song by popular girl group SKE48 about the cape. The monument was erected in 2013, and Hazu Cape has since become something of a mecca for the group's fans, catapulting the cape to fame. If you read the lyrics carefully while actually standing on the cape, you can truly understand what they mean.
Posted photos Main A mecca for SKE48 fans: Hazu Cape
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Upper left: A shrine with over 1,000 years of history: Hazu-jinja Shrine, Upper right: You'll get a true understanding of the lyrics by actually standing on Hazu Cape, Bottom: The Hazu Cape Observation Platform, where you can see Shinojima Island, Himaka Island, and Morosaki Port
 
Address Myojinyama, Morozaki, Minamichita Town, Chita County, Aichi
Phone Minamichita Town Tourism Association
+81-569-62-3100 (Japanese only)
Access From "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" and take the Meitetsu Kowa Line Limited Express for approx. 50 minutes. Alight at "Kowa Station". Take the Chita Bus bound for Morozaki-Ko for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Morozaki-Ko", and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL Flatto. Minamichita (Minamichita Town Tourism Association)
http://minamichita-kk.com/spot

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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