Charms of Minamiboso (42) Minamoto no Yoritomo Landing Site

(42) 源頼朝上陸地

Minamoto no Yoritomo was the warrior who established Kamakura shogunate in 12th century. Before he came into power, he lost a battle in today’s Kanagawa Prefecture, and crossed Tokyo Bay by a boat. He probably landed at Ryushima Beach in Kyonan-town, and the locals are proud that the historical figure stepped onto their land. The monument stands on the beach with the transparent water, and the spot is often busy with people enjoying surf fishing.