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A saw-toothed coastline at this entrance to Sanriku Fukko National Park.

Kesen'numa is at the most northeastern point of Miyagi. It is the southern entrance to Sanriku Fukko National Park, which stretches down to the Pacific coast of Iwate. The saw-toothed coastline has many inlets and promontories, which form natural ports. The splendor of the coastline as a whole has made it one of Miyagi's top spots for beauty.

At Iwai-zaki Point, the rocks have been worn away over the years by rough waves that crash against the rocks producing spray from between the gaps. This scene of seawater being blown against rocks has been designated a natural monument. The height of the seawater that splashes up often reaches over 10 meters. O-shima Island in Kesen'numa Bay is a small island just 22 km in circumference, but from its 235 m high Mt. Kame-yama, you can see a magnificent view of the Sanriku Fukko National Park as well as Kinka-san Islet.

Kesen'numa is one of the big fishing ports scattered along the Sanriku Coast. A large variety of fish are brought into port, including bonito, tuna, and Pacific saury. This area also boasts the largest landing of sharks in Japan. Sample this fresh seafood at any of the fine restaurants you will find wherever you go in town.


From Tokyo :
[Rail] 2h 40 min from Tokyo to Ichinoseki Station by JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line, and 1h 25 min from Ichinoseki to Kesen'numa Station by JR Ofunato Line.

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