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Introducing Osezaki Kamiike Pond in Shizuoka Prefecture!

This video, “絶景空撮 大瀬崎 神秘の自然と信仰の岬 - Aerial view of Cape Osezaki - Secret nature and religious cape -」,” is an aerial video of Cape Osezaki’s Kamiike Pond, located in the bayside of Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture, produced by “FUJISAN DRONE BASE.”

Osezaki is a cape in Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture, extending into Suruga Bay, and is also called the Ose no Kami Pond of Ose Myojin, or Biwa Island.
As shown at 0:50 in the video, you can see the great view of Mt. Fuji over the sea from Osezaki Kamiike Pond.

What Kind of Sightseeing Spot Is Osezaki Kamiike Pond?

Image of Osezaki Kamiike, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Photo:Osezaki Kamiike, Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture

As seen in the video at 0:15, Osezaki features the beautiful Kamiike Pond, with the longest part of the pond being about 100 meters wide.
Osezaki’s Kamiike Pond is called an "unexplored area," "mysterious spring," and is a mysterious spot considered one of the seven wonders of Izu.
Although Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond is located at the tip of a cape, it's a fresh water pond, and fresh water fish, such as carp, call this pond home.

It is said that Mt. Fuji’s underground water pours into Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond, but the mystery of Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond has yet to be solved. The water quality and depth are also unknown.

Let’s Visit Ose Shrine in Osezaki!
Photo:Osezaki and Ose Shrine

Around the Osezaki Kamiike Pond are many large juniper trees with thick foliage. Osezaki’s juniper forest has been designated a Natural Monument.
Hikitechikara no Mikoto (Ose Shrine) seen in the video at 1:14, is located at the peak of Osezaki, with an elevation of approximately 10m, and is called the protectorate god of the sea.

Other highlights include a sacred tree said to be 1,500 years old, a pair of iron geta (sandals) dedicated near the torii gate, and a strange fan made of tengu leaves derived from the legend of tengu.

Sightseeing Around Osezaki’s Kamiike Pond

Image of a clownfish

Around the scenic Osezaki is the Ose beach, which is one of Japan’s “Top 100 Beaches.”
Spending time listening to the waves and taking in the sunset is very relaxing.

Osezaki is also popular as a diving spot, and many divers visit here during the on season.
Osezaki is also known as a fishing spot, but collecting animals and plants around Kamiike Pond is prohibited by the Cultural Assets Preservation Act, so be careful not to break any laws.

Summary of Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond

Shizuoka prefecture’s Osezaki Kamiike Pond area, introduced in the video, is a nice Instagram spot where you can see the beautiful sea and Mt. Fuji.
There are many sightseeing spots in Izu, book a hotel nearby and visit Osezaki. In the spring time, cherry blossoms bloom nearby as well.
We also recommend participating in a tour visiting Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond and the nearby area.

◆Hikitechikaranomikoto Shrine (Ose Shrine) General Information◆
【Address】329, Nishiura Enashi, Numazu city, Shizuoka, ZIP 410-0244
【Access】80 minutes by bus from JR Numazu Station
【Admission fee】100 JPY

【Tripadvisor】Ose Myojin’s Kamiike Pond

Written By
Sep. 15, 2020
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Kamiike Pond Is a Mysterious Pond Surrounded by the Sea, Yet Filled With Freshwater Carp. Enjoy the Beauty of This Tourist Destination in Shizuoka, One of the Seven Wonders of Izu, Whose Mysteries Have Yet to Be Solved!
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