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 change: 160m)

Your breath will be taken away by the splendour of the most beautiful coast in Sanriku…
The Michinoku Shiokaze Trail is a trail course approximately 700km long that connects the Pacific coastline from Soma City in Fukushima to Hachinohe City located in Aomori. With Fudai as a base, this course leading you along the coastline for two days also called the "Alps of the sea" with its continuous palisades will bring out your adventurous spirit, and allow you to enjoy the changing landscape of the Kurosaki Cliffs and Kitayamazaki Cliffs located in Sanriku Zuichi created by Mother Nature.

Kokumin Shukusha Kurosaki-sou

Lunch recommended at the inn. Fresh seafood dishes available.

Fudai Station

Fudai Suimon Water Gate

Tohoku's largest flood gate standing at 15.5m. Thanks to this flood gate, the town's center managed to evade any flooding from the tsunami, and completely avoided losses of houses as well as lives.

Nedarihama Beach

Walking the trails under the cliffs while listening to the sound of the waves, Nedarihama Beach Nature Trail is the highlight of "Michinokoku Shiokaze Trail".

Kurosaki Observation Area

Kurosaki is a beautiful scenic spot located on a latitude 40 degrees north. At top of the cliffs is one of the 50 Japanese lighthouses called "Rikuchu Kurosaki Lighthouse". You can overlook the Pacific Ocean from the public bath in Kokumin Syukusha Kurosaki Inn.

Anmoura no Taki Falls

A rare waterfall which flows directly into the sea from a cliff with a 150m drop.

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 walk

Kitayamazaki Cliffs Visitor Center

Learn what makes Kitayamazaki Cliffs great!
The Visitor Center is 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 deck. 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 (additional 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

You can join exciting activities such as a tour boat cruise of the cliffs and Sappa Boat Adventure.

Tsukue Banya Group

Experience fishing culture from long ago!
A group of 23 wooden lodges ("Banya") constructed in a line at the inlet of Tsukue Beach. These lodges were used long ago as a place of work as well as a location to store fishing equipment, and chosen to be one of the “A selection of 100 historical and cultural heritage sites and heirlooms related to fisheries and fishing villages which would like to hand down to future generations.” It was washed away and destroyed due to the giant tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster but was rebuilt, and in some of the lodges visitors can enjoy a Banya tour, experience making salt as well as cuisine from this area. All activities require a reservation.
Phone
0194-37-1211 (Experience Village Tanohata Network)
Hours open to visitors
9AM-5PM(Depends on season)
Closed
No holidays
Fee
Self-guided Tour : Free, Banya Group Guided Tour: Group: 10,000 yen (1 guide), 1 person: 3,000 yen, Banya cuisine experience: 2,500 yen per person, Salt making: From 500 yen per person (2 people or more)
URL
http://www.tanohata-taiken.jp/

Hotel Ragaso

A seaside hotel located along the coast. Take a break in the lobby, browse for souvenirs, take a dip in the hot springs. This place will leave you feeling refreshed.

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.)

A leisurely walk on this world's "Amida Paradise"
The Michinoku Shiokaze Trail is a trail course approximately 700km long that connects the Pacific coastline from Soma City in Fukushima to Hachinohe City located in Aomori. On this course which goes around Jodogahama Beach's picturesque scenery representative of Sanriku, you can enjoy a leisurely walk with the sea breeze blowing across your face while soaking in the beautiful view that paints a contrast with its green pine trees, white rocky surfaces and ultramarine sea.
10:15

Visit the Jodogahama Visitors 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 Miyagi 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

The regular round trip of Miyako Jodogahama Boat Cruise is a 40 minute cruise while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the coastline.

Feed the Black-tailed Gulls

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

about 10 minutes
(By foot)
12:00

Walk around 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
about 10 minutes
(By foot)
13:00

Lunch at Jodogahama Resthouse

This facility gives you a perfect view of Jodogahama Beach. On the first floor you can find shops, restaurants with a lovely view on the second floor and an observation area on the third floor.
about 120 minutes
(By foot)
16:20

Spouting Hole

Waves shoot up 30m high!
Boasted as one of the largest spouting holes nation-wide. The hole which was created by erosion causes water to shoot up above ground when the crashing waves hitting the shore. You cannot see the tide shooting up when the waves are 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

Tsunami Memorial Park NAKANOHAMA

Some of the facilities of the affected campground site are preserved as an earthquake disaster remembrance and the site was reopened in 2014 as a memorial park.
about 30 minutes
(By foot)
11:00

Lunch in Kyukamura Rikuchu Miyako

Get your fill of fish caught in Sanriku. Served in a buffet style.
about 20 minutes
(Taxi)
11:30

Shopping at Miyako Gyosai Market

A market lined with around 40 different shops selling fish, fruits and vegetables.
about 10 minutes
(By foot)
12:00

Depart from Miyako Station



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  • AOMORI
  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

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  • AOMORI

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  • IWATE
  • MIYAGI
  • FUKUSHIMA

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  • AOMORI
  • IWATE

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  • IWATE

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  • MIYAGI

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  • FUKUSHIMA

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