Rikuchu-kaigan Coast (Miyagi)
Spectacular views, sheer cliffs, and 200-meter tall precipices are just some of the features of the exciting Rikuchu-kaigan Coast.
The Rikuchu-kaigan Coast in the east of Iwate is a shoreline with a variety of scenic beauty along the Pacific Ocean between Kuji and Kesen'numa in Miyagi, and is a part of the Rikuchu Kaigan National Park. 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.
≪Impact of the East Japan Great Earthquake≫
All information on this page is based on data before the disaster. Since the area has been strongly damaged, access to the area could be difficult by public transportation, and the landscape has changed drastically. It is recommended to check latest information in advance.
From Tokyo:[Rail]Take JR Tohoku Shinkansen Line for 2 hours and 30 minutes from Tokyo Station to Morioka Station, transfer to a Rapid Train of JR Yamada Line for 2 hours from Morioka Station to Miyako Station, transfer to Sanriku Tetsudo Kita-Rias Line for 18 minutes to Taro Station or 1 hour 41 minutes to Kuji Station.