A trip around the coastline with the ocean breeze on your face.

Michinoku Shiokaze Trail - Iwate Area3 nights, 4 days

This ever-changing coastline is almost like something you would see in a painting. A newly famous trekking area where you can enjoy the beautiful rias coastline right in front of you!

  • IWATE
12:20

Start at Kuji Station

about 40 minutes
(Sanriku Railway)
13:00

Fudai Station



Start the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail(Approx. 7km, 3 hours, elevation chage: 160m)

Kokumin Shukusha Kurosaki-sou

Lunch recommended at inn. Fresh seafood dishes available.

Fudai Station

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Fudai Suimon Water Gate



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Nedarihama Beach

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Kurosaki Observation Area



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Anmoura no Taki Falls

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Kurosaki Enchi

16:30

Stay in Fudai

8:30

Fudaimura



Start the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail(Approx. 19km, 6 hours 30 mins., elevation change: 200m)

Kitayamazaki Cliffs Lookout

Called the most magnificent coastline in Japan!
A dynamic coastline composed of 200m palisades, large and small strange rock formations formed through erosion caused by harsh waves, oddly-shaped stones and caves that stretch approximately 8km. It possesses beauty that can be seen not only during sunny days with clear skies but even on days with rainy weather, creating a scenic view with palisades shrouded in a haze that takes your breath away. The 736 steps stairway from the observation area to the bottom of the cliffs allows you to reach the beach at the bottom.
Phone
0194-33-3248 (Tanohata Tourist Information Center)
Fee
Free to tour

Kitayamazaki Cliffs Visitor Center

Learn what makes Kitayamazi Cliffs great!
Immediately next to the observation area at Kitayamazaki Cliffs and allows you to get a completely unhindered view of the Pacific Ocean from a wooden dock. In addition to films which discuss the four seasons of Kitayamazaki Cliffs, there is also a display of the plants and animals which inhabit the area. On top of getting a chance to experience making straps, picture stands and candles which use shells, visitors can make reservations to enjoy guided tours, small fishing boats and nature guided tours (includes fee).
Phone
0194-33-3248
Hours open to visitors
9AM-5PM *Depends on season
Closed
No holidays
Fee
Free entry
URL
http://www.tanohata-taiken.jp/vc/

Activities in Kitayamazaki Cliffs

A great plan filled with exciting activities such as a tour boat cruise of the cliffs and Sappa Adventure.

Tsukue Banya Group

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Hotel Ragaso

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Tanohata Station

17:00

Depart from Tanohata Station

about 60 minutes
(Sanriku Railway)
18:00

Arrive in Miyoko Station

Stay in Miyako

10:00

Depart from Miyako



Start the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail(Approx. 8km, 3 hours 30 mins.)

10:15

Jodogahama Beach Visitor Center

The core of Sanriku Fukko National Park
Including information about the beautiful natural scenery of the Sanriku Fukko National Park which extends 300km north to south of the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the Tohoku region and its four seasons, highlights of the 18 cities, towns, and villages of Aomori, Iwate, and Miyako are explained using informational panels and films. Information about the Michinoku Shiokaze Trail, interesting points of Jodogahama Beach, and the surrounding walking routes is also available.
Phone
0193-65-1690
FAX
0193-65-1691
Hours open to visitors
8AM-6PM (9AM-5PM between November and March)
Closed
No holidays
Fee
Free entry
URL
http://jodogahama-vc.jp/
10:50

Board cruise boat in Jodogahama

Feed the Black-tailed Gulls

Try the 40 minute cruise where you can feed the black-tailed gulls “Umineko-pan!”

12:00

Walk Jodogahama

A beautiful coast as beautiful as Amida paradise
A picturesque scenery that represents Miyako. Its name comes from a Priest Reikyo, a Buddhist priest who lived during the Edo period who said “It's just like Amida paradise.” Sharply-pointed white rhyolite huddled together, the green pine trees, the white color of the rocky surface and the ultramarine color of the ocean creates a beautiful contrast. This changes with the seasons and in the winter you can see the landscape covered in blankets of snow.
Phone
0193-62-2111 (Miyako Ports and Harbor Division)
FAX
0193-63-9120 (Miyako Ports and Harbor Division)
Fee
Free to tour
13:00

Lunch in Jodogahama Resthouse

16:20

Spouting Hole

Waves shooting up 30m high!
Boasted as one of the largest spouting holes nation-wide. The hole which was wormed through erosion caused waves, ocean water can shoot up above ground due to the crashing waves hitting the shore. You cannot see the tide shooting up when the waves have become gentle, but it can reach as high as 30m during times of intense waves and Tohoku's winds are strong.
Phone
0193-62-2111 (Miyako Ports and Harbor Division)
FAX
0193-63-9120 (Miyako Ports and Harbor Division)
Fee
Free to tour
17:00

Stay in Miyako

8:00

Miyako

9:00

Shinsai Memorial Park Nakanohama

11:00

Lunch in Qkamura Rikuchu Miyako

11:30

Shopping at Miyako Gyosai Market

12:00

Depart from Miyako Station



Sendai, Tokyo or Michinoku Shiokaze Trail - To Hachinohe Area

  • AOMORI
  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

The want-it-all plan which takes you around to all of the coasts along the Pacific Ocean in Tohoku. Grab the steering wheel and see the beautiful landscapes on the coastline in no time. Interact with the locals, enjoy delicious gourmet seafood, watch the morning sun rise over the ocean horizon. An unforgettable trip both with loved ones and friends.

  • AOMORI

Trek along the Tanesashi Coast which is said to be a treasure trove of beautiful scenic views. Feed the black-tailed gulls, view the alpine plant life, eat Japanese food. Take a relaxing walk along the beautiful coastline!

  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

A trip in Tohoku is a trip where you get to know the people and its culture. The Highlight Course is recommended for those coming to Tohoku for the first time where you can make good time visiting all the recommended locations. This plan will take you around the must-go places for sightseeing in Hiraizumi and Matsushima where you can enjoy an aquarium, shopping and various hands-on activities.

  • AOMORI
  • IWATE

The Tohoku Journey is a trip which brings you in contact with the people of Tohoku and its culture. We recommend the Highlight Course which efficiently hits all the recommended spots for those coming to Tohoku for the first time. This is a packed plan that will take you around to the shopping alleys and morning markets of Hachinohe and the local train lines as well as touring around places such as the Tanesashi Coast, Kitayamazaki Cliffs, and Jodogahama.

  • IWATE

We will not lose against this tsunami. A reconstruction tour where you get the chance to see the reconstruction and the cities that continue pushing forward to the future following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and how those in the area live currently. The fact that this is an area which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world is what makes this trip so special.

  • MIYAGI

We will not lose against this tsunami. A reconstruction tour where you get the chance to see the reconstruction and the cities that continue pushing forward to the future following the Great East Japan Earthquake, and how those in the area live currently. The fact that this is an area which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world is what makes this trip so special.