伊豆半島ジオパークIzu Peninsula UNESCO Global Geopark

Western Izu

Muroiwado abandoned quarry

  • Pumice stone and lava flow of a submarine volcano, ruins of a quarry


    The volcanic ash that accumulated on the ocean floor during submarine volcanic activity later turned into tuff. This rock is the “Izu stone”, a prized material used for erecting the stone walls of Edo Castle in Tokyo.

    Muroiwado is an abandoned quarry that was used to cut Izu Stone.

    The site is now maintained for tourists, who can have a thrilling experience of walking through the tunnels and look at the interesting rocks.

Basic information

  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Universal access
Travel information
 
Safety information
 
Access
You can reach the quarry by taking the Tokai bus bound for Dogashima from Izukyu-Shimoda station of the Izu Kyuko Line (50 minutes), get down at Matsuzaki and then take a taxi (10 minutes).
Rest room
 
Kiosk & Rest houses
 
Parking information
The parking is free, but capacity is limited to a few standard-sized cars. Parking for microbuses is also available.

Access map

>大きな地図で見る

  • 伊豆半島ジオパークミュージアム ジオリア

  • 伊豆ジオ半島ジオパークの遊び方ガイド いずじおアクティビティ

Izu Peninsula Geo Guide Association
Izu Kyuko Line
IZUHAKONE Railway
Tokai bus