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Sanriku Fukko National Park (Miyagi)

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Spectacular views, sheer cliffs, and 200-meter tall precipices are just some of the features of the exciting Sanriku Fukko National Park.

The Sanriku Fukko National Park (former Rikuchu Kaigan National Park) extends for 220km (137 mi.) along the Pacific coast from Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture to Kesen’numa in Miyagi Prefecture. The northern part exhibits spectacular views of keen-cut cliffs and a row of oddly shaped rocks. It is characterized by the dynamic Kitayama-saki Point with cliffs that rise sheer from the surf, Unosu Cliff where columns of 200-meter tall precipices layer with one another.

The center of the coastline offers moderate scenery with many picturesque beauties. Jodogahama Beach gives a beautiful contrast between long, white beaches and precipitous oddly shaped rocks as well as fresh green pine trees. On Namiita-kaigan Beach, rough grains of sand absorb incoming waves and outgoing waves vanish. Miyako, your starting point to tour through the scenic beauties of the coastline, is a port town where abundant seafood is hauled in, and there are numerous eating houses where you can enjoy fresh shrimps, sea urchins, crabs, etc.

The southern coastline is an irregular saw-toothed coast. It has Goishi-kaigan Beach with a row of oddly shaped rocks and grottos, Takada-Matsubara with white sand beaches, Hanzo with entangled rows of marble rocks carved into unique shapes by sea erosion and Ogama with a keen rock pillar, that stretches from them, and many other scenic spots. Rikuzen-Takada and Ofunato are also famous fishing ports where you can enjoy fresh seafood.

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To Kawakura Hanto Visitor Center: 10 min-walk to Kesen’numa Station to Mikka-machi bus station. Approx. 45 min from Mikka-machi bus station to Kokumin-shukusya-mae bus station. A few minutes walk from the bus station to the center.

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